The Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi: October 3rd Each year on the evening of October 3rd the Franciscan family throughout the world, celebrate the solemnity of our Holy Father Francis’s Transitus (passing over from this life to the next). St. Francis spent the last few days before his death in praising the Lord and [...]
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Soon after our General Chapter 2019, our Chapter Members headed back to their countries to share the good news of our CHAPTER MESSAGE. To read some news of the gatherings in Europe and Asia click here Chapter of Mats in Europe and Asia
On 15 August 2019, Sr Cyrilla (Baptist) celebrated her Golden Jubilee of Religious Life in the Church of the Divine Mercy, Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. FMDM Sisters from Malaysia and Singapore, together with relatives and friends were present for this special occasion. Congratulations Cyrilla on reaching this Golden milestone!
On Saturday 10 August 2019, many gathered at the Church of our Lady Mother of Perpetual Help (OLMPH) in Ipoh for the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of Sr Angelin (Gnanapiragasam). Some visitors travelled a day earlier from Kuantan, Penang and KL to Ipoh as the Mass was at 11am. FMDM sisters from Singapore and [...]
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 [...]
The Associates in Zambia gathered in Kasisi Retreat House for their Annual Chapter of Mats from 30 June till 2 July 2019. This was attended by 13 Associates from both Lusaka and Luanshya and four FMDM Sisters, Sr Ann Kelly, Tholakele Sibanda, Oneng Mendoza and Judith Mwango. During this time eight Associates renewed their commitment [...]
FMDM Southern Africa (20 sisters from Zambia and Zimbabwe) gathered in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe for their Chapter of Mats from 31st May till 2nd June 2019. The purpose of this meeting was to listen to the Chapter Members who had been present at our recent General Chapter in Ireland so as to hear how the [...]
At the FMDM Chapter of Mats (soon after the General Chapter held in Drumalis Northern Ireland in May 2019), our Chapter Members shared the Chapter Message to our FMDM Sisters in their respective countries.
April is the month for Autism Awareness as so little is known about it. In Zambia there are only 10 psychiatrists for the population of 14 million and 8 are based in Lusaka, so not much chance for people in rural areas. The needs are being highlighted to the government so they can train more and [...]
On 2 -22 May 2019, the sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM) held their General Chapter at Drumalis in Larne, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. Present at this Chapter were our lay partners from England, Ireland and Singapore.