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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
is more urgent than ever at this time. The following from the IFC – TOR newsletter puts it well: Francis loved Christmas more than any other feast. For him, it was the ultimate reminder of how much God loved us, to come to us, to become one of us and show us the way to be [...]
Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Francoise Greening who died peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey on 26th November 2020, aged 88 years. Requiem Mass in Ladywell Convent Chapel followed by private interment in Ladywell Cemetery took place on 18th December 2020. May she rest in Eternal Peace.
The FMDM in Nigeria is 70 this year (2020) and what better way to celebrate than to have a secretariat to go with this memorial year. The secretariat named St Francis Secretariat was opened on the 29th September 2020, and is located close to our community house at Rantya, State Low-cost, in Jos, Plateau State. [...]
On October 4, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis known as patron of ecology stood for values relevant to our lives today – caring for creation. May we be guided by the life of St Francis and be a blessing to one another and everyone one whom we encounter each day. Lord, [...]
Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Chiara Hatton-Hall aged 90 years who died peacefully on 23rd September 2020 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey. Requiem Mass took place in Ladywell Convent Chapel on Wednesday 14th October, under Covid regulations and limited attendance. May she rest in Eternal Peace.
Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Helen Fernandez who died in Ipoh, Malaysia on 6th September 2020. Her Requiem Mass and interrment took place on the 7th September 2020 May she rest in Eternal Peace.
Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Jennifer Chan who died peacefully on 11th June 2020 in Our Lady’s Convent, Ipoh, Malaysia. Aged 80 yrs, in the year of her Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession. Funeral Mass was celebrated on 12th June in the chapel of Our Lady’s Convent, Ipoh, Malaysia, followed by [...]