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Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Obituary ~ Sister Bridget Veale FMDM

22/02/2024

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Bridget Veale (formerly known as Mother Benedict) who died very peacefully on 22nd February 2024 in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Ireland, aged 101 yrs. We thank all those who have cared for her so lovingly and gently. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Saturday 24th February in Franciscan [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Madeleine de Cruz FMDM

18/12/2023

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Madeleine who died peacefully after a long illness, on the 18th December 2023 in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland, age 91 yrs. Sister Madeleine’s Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday 21st December followed by burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she rest in everlasting peace.

Obituary ~ Sister Marianne Monaghan FMDM

17/12/2023

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Marianne Monaghan who died peacefully in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland on 16th December 2023, aged 89 years. formerly known as Sister Fergus. Sr Marianne’s funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday 19th December followed by burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she rest in everlasting Peace

Golden Jubilee celebration in Singapore

22/11/2023

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

04/05/2023

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

02/11/2022

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

04/10/2022

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

01/10/2022

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

12/09/2022

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

15/07/2022

The Franciscan Centre Ladywell is a ministry of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM). Web Address —https://franciscancentre.org.uk/