Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Roots for the Future Project


On 14 March 2019, 31 children and 6 adults (4 teachers, 2 roots for the future, 2 estates team) and some Sisters did the ‘tree planting’ called ROOTS FOR THE FUTURE. It was great to see the Y5 children learning to care for our Mother Earth. The species they planted were: Dogrose, Birch cherry, Plum cherry, [...]

Chinese New Year celebration in Ladywell


Wishing all our sisters from the East a very Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year 2019 and to their families and friends. Chinese New Year is the most important and the longest holiday. It begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, also called Spring Festival which lasts for 15 days!  Most families begin preparing [...]

An Invitation to action by ‘Franciscans Together’


In October 2018 over 30 people from many branches of the Franciscan family in the UK met to hear about the work of Franciscan Action Network in the USA. The report of this meeting was held on 26 January 2019. To read more click here An Invitation to action by ‘Franciscans Together’

Celebrating Catholic Health Care Asia


The Unfolding Story of the FMDM Health Care Ministries towards Catholic Health Care Asia The hexagon represents the interconnectedness of our three Health Care Ministries using each of their corporate colours (Claret, Blue and Green).  The Tau Cross represents the Christian, Franciscan heritage of our ministries.    A very significant milestone FMDM Singapore and FMDM [...]

Days of Prayer 2019


Ladywell Convent in Godalming SURREY A Day of Prayer is… …an opportunity to step away from our busy lives and enjoy some quiet space for reflection and prayer. It is a time for being with God and for nurturing our inner, spiritual life.  Just as relationships with those we love grow and deepen when we [...]

Crib Building Service in Ladywell Chapel


On 18 December 2018, children came with their parents and families for the ‘Crib Building Service’ held in Ladywell Chapel, led by Sr Jane Bertelsen. Each child was invited to pick a piece of paper which contains items for the crib building. The children (and their parents) look forward to this service each year. There was great excitement when [...]

Christmas celebration at Little Assisi, ZAMBIA


Little Assisi is an FMDM project which reaches out to children with special needs and their families and offers them education and a safe place for them to develop their skills and their self-confidence.  There is very little, if any, government support for children with special needs.  Little Assisi not only offers education, physiotherapy and [...]

Advent – a time of waiting


Advent…a season of waiting, a time of hope and joy. LOVE in the Crib, LOVE on the Cross, LOVE in the Eucharist. This is the Love we too are called to ‘become’ and incarnate as we journey through the season of Advent and beyond.  As we move into this Contemplative space of Advent may we become more deeply aware [...]

Distinguished Service Award for Sr Bridget Tighe


Sr Bridget receiving Award from Irish President On 29th November 2018, Sr Bridget Tighe was accompanied by members of her family and Sr Kathleen (Murphy) to receive the award from President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony held at Áras an Uachtaráin (English: Residence of the President) in Dublin. Sr Bridget (from County Sligo) was one of [...]

FMDM Ireland on Assisi Pilgrimage


On 13-20 October 2018, eleven Sisters from FMDM Ireland accompanied by Patricia, set off from Ireland – on a pilgrimage to Assisi. They visited the various sacred sites which included the Basilica of St Francis, San Rufino (the church where Francis and Clare were baptised), Portiuncula, San Damiano, the Carceri. All of them returned to [...]