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Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Obituary ~ Sister Carole Bates FMDM

08/08/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Carole Bates who died peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming on Sunday 8th August 2021, aged 80 years. Carole’s Requiem Mass was celebrated in Ladywell Convent Chapel on Tuesday 24th August followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery, Godalming, Surrey. May she rest in Eternal Peace.

Obituary ~ Sister Maria Kett FMDM

12/06/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Maria Kett who died very peacefully on 11th June 2021,  the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland. Aged 83 years. Requiem Mass was celebrated on 15th June in Franciscan Convent chapel followed by burial in Creagh cemetery. May her [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Gloria Tonzing FMDM

03/06/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Gloria Tonzing who died on 3rd June 2021 in Melbourne, Australia, after a long illness, she was 80 yrs of age. Requiem Mass for Gloria was celebrated on 16th June at St Carthage Church, Parkville, Melbourne followed by burial with her parents in Melbourne. May she [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Anne Kavanagh FMDM

11/05/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Anne Kavanagh who died on 11th May 2021, aged 82 years. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated in Ladywell Convent Chapel on 3rd June, followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May she remain in everlasting peace.

Obituary ~ Sister Michaela Troy FMDM

27/04/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Michaela Troy age 91 years, who died peacefully in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland on 26th April 2021. Requiem Mass took place at Franciscan Convent on 30th April 2021 followed by burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she rest in everlasting peace.

Easter Greetings

04/04/2021

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter!   May the Risen Lord bring you peace, hope and joy this season of Easter! Let us rejoice victoriously with the Lord. Christ has truly risen, Alleluia!

Obituary ~ Sister Mater Christi Westlake FMDM

26/01/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Mater Christi who died very peacefully on 25th January 2021 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, aged 92 years. Requiem Mass took place in Ladywell Convent Chapel on 11th February 2021 followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May she rest in everlasting peace.

FMDM Patronal Feast Day Greetings

31/12/2020

Friday 1st January 2021: Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, our Lady’s greatest title. This feast is the octave of Christmas and the patronal feast of our FMDM Sisters – Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood. Christmas and the New Year are seasons of gratitude and blessings. We thank you [...]

Christmas reflection and greetings

23/12/2020

The birthday of the Child Jesus Francis observed with inexpressible eagerness over all other feasts, saying that it was the feast of feasts, on which God, having become a tiny infant, clung to human breasts… On this day Francis wanted the poor and the hungry to be filled by the rich, and more than the usual [...]

Advent Reflection

05/12/2020

God’s motherhood of all creation It is from Mary, Mother of God, that we will learn to recognise and to mirror to others the maternal love of God. As Mother of Christ, Mary is mother of the total Christ, the Cosmic Christ. It is with Mary that we will share in God’s motherhood of all [...]