Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Our call to ‘Become Christ’


 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 [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Francoise Greening FMDM


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 New FMDM Secretariat in Nigeria


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. [...]

Happy Feast of St Francis


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, [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Chiara Hatton-Hall FMDM


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.

Obituary ~ Sister Helen Fernandez FMDM


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.

Obituary ~ Sister Jennifer Chan FMDM


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 [...]

Celebrating the gifts of the Spirit


PENTECOST SUNDAY We wish all our sisters, relatives and friends a very Happy Feast of Pentecost. The Spirit of God is like our breath. God’s spirit is more intimate to us than we are to ourselves. We might not often be aware of it, but without it we cannot live a “spiritual life.” It is [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Ethna O’Donovan FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Ethna O’Donovan who died very peacefully in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway on 11th May 2020, aged 82 years. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday 13th May 2020 in Franciscan Convent Chapel followed by Burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she now rest in everlasting peace.