Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Chapter Happenings No 5


On 6 May 2019, Sr Helena McEvilly, our General Bursar, gave a preamble to the report of the stewardship of the Congregational Finances for  2013—2019. This was followed by a full day session on the overview of FMDM financial situation worldwide presented by Shaun Cooper, Head of Finance and Business Administration. To read more click [...]

Chapter Happenings No 4


On Sunday 4th May 2019 the following countries:  Rome, Southern Africa, Ireland, Australia were invited to tell their story.  Each group was joined by the link person from the CLT and lay partners. After we had heard from around the FMDM world we had an opportunity to have a conversation with the CLT about their [...]

Chapter Happenings No 3


On 4 May 2019 the following countries: Malaysia, Nigeria, England/Scotland and Singapore were invited to tell their story.  Each group was joined by the link person from the CLT and lay partners. To read more click here Chapter Happenings No 3

Official Opening of General Chapter


The Formal Opening of FMDM General Chapter began with an opening liturgy on 3rd May 2019.  To read more, click here Chapter Happenings No 2

FMDM General Chapter 2019


On 2 May 2019, Chapter Members from all the countries gathered at Drumalis Conference Centre in Larne, Northern Ireland for this extraordinary moment in our history at the General Chapter which is being held every 6 years. The Congregational Leadership Team (CLT), General Secretary, Support Team members arrived earlier on 28 April to set up [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]