Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Golden Jubilee celebration in Singapore


In religious life, a Jubilee marks a significant milestone and the best way to mark this occasion is by celebrating the Eucharist – the supreme act of thanksgiving. Congratulations to Sister Angeline Lim who celebrated her Golden Jubilee on 29 September 2023 in Singapore. FMDM Sisters, family members, colleagues and friends joined in the celebration which [...]

Golden Jubilee of Sister Anne Marie Littler in Lusaka, Zambia


Congratulations to our sister Anne Marie for arriving at a new milestone…50 years of Religious Profession as an FMDM. Three of her sisters, Trish, Christine and Theresa and her brother in law, John flew to Lusaka celebrate with her. The Eucharist was held on the large verandah of the convent, beautifully decorated by our younger sisters. [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Stella Thomasson FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Stella who died peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell on 2nd November 2022, aged 85 years. We thank everyone involved in caring for Stella. Requiem Mass was celebrated on 23rd November followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May she rest in everlasting peace. (formerly known as Sister [...]

Happy Feast of St Francis


to all our Franciscan sisters, brothers, mission partners and friends. May the blessing of St Francis be with you and your families.   “I have done what is mine to do. May Christ teach you what is yours.”  St Francis of Assisi (2 Celano 214)

Obituary ~ Sister Maureen Banyard FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Maureen aged 91 years, who died peacefully on 30th September 2022 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey. We thank the Nurses and Caring staff for their faithful, gentle care of Sr Maureen over the past few years. Requiem Mass for Sr Maureen was celebrated on [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Mary Ann McMullan FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Mary Ann McMullan who died in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland on 11th September 2022, aged 79 yrs. We pray for her sisters, Jane and Jo and the community in Ballinasloe at this time.. Requiem Mass was celebrated on 13th September followed by burial at [...]

The Franciscan Centre Ladywell


The Franciscan Centre Ladywell is a ministry of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM). Web Address —

Obituary ~ Sister Margaret Mary Marchant FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Meg Marchant who died very peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell Convent on 30th April 2022, aged 86 years. We thank all those who cared for Meg over the past few years so beautifully and we mourn with her relatives who were frequent visitors and were present [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Philomena Dunning FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Philomena Dunning who died on 28th April 2022 in the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, aged 78 years. We thank all doctors, nurses and carers who cared for her so beautifully and we remember her community in La Verna, Ladywell, Godalming and pray for her mourning [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Mary of the Angels Harkins FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Angels who died peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell Convent on 25th April 2022, aged 91 years. We thank all the staff in La Verna for their gentle care of sister Angels over many years. Sister Angels’ Requiem Mass was celebrated 20th May 2022 followed by burial [...]