Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Crib Building Service in Ladywell Chapel


On 18 December 2018, children came with their parents and families for the ‘Crib Building Service’ held in Ladywell Chapel, led by Sr Jane Bertelsen. Each child was invited to pick a piece of paper which contains items for the crib building. The children (and their parents) look forward to this service each year. There was great excitement when [...]

Christmas celebration at Little Assisi, ZAMBIA


Little Assisi is an FMDM project which reaches out to children with special needs and their families and offers them education and a safe place for them to develop their skills and their self-confidence.  There is very little, if any, government support for children with special needs.  Little Assisi not only offers education, physiotherapy and [...]

Advent – a time of waiting


Advent…a season of waiting, a time of hope and joy. LOVE in the Crib, LOVE on the Cross, LOVE in the Eucharist. This is the Love we too are called to ‘become’ and incarnate as we journey through the season of Advent and beyond.  As we move into this Contemplative space of Advent may we become more deeply aware [...]

Distinguished Service Award for Sr Bridget Tighe


Sr Bridget receiving Award from Irish President On 29th November 2018, Sr Bridget Tighe was accompanied by members of her family and Sr Kathleen (Murphy) to receive the award from President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony held at Áras an Uachtaráin (English: Residence of the President) in Dublin. Sr Bridget (from County Sligo) was one of [...]

FMDM Ireland on Assisi Pilgrimage


On 13-20 October 2018, eleven Sisters from FMDM Ireland accompanied by Patricia, set off from Ireland – on a pilgrimage to Assisi. They visited the various sacred sites which included the Basilica of St Francis, San Rufino (the church where Francis and Clare were baptised), Portiuncula, San Damiano, the Carceri. All of them returned to [...]

Silver Jubilee celebration in Yola, Nigeria


Congratulations Srs Rogita and Christiana On 19 October 2018, FMDM sisters from Nigeria and Southern Africa, families of the Silver Jubilarian, parishioners, sisters, priests and friends gathered in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Yola for the Silver Jubilee celebration of Srs Rogita Bonaventure and Christiana Thomas. Congratulations and the may Lord bless you on your journey [...]

Feast of St Francis of Assisi


A very Happy Feast Day to all Franciscans, sisters, relatives, Associates, staff and friend. We give thanks for the universal message of the Franciscan charism. Bless  all who share our Mission of bringing peace, healing and reconciliation to all we encounter. We pray in thanksgiving for the sisters in the communities with the name ‘St Francis’ [...]

Franciscan Feast of La Verna


On 17 September 2018, the sisters in La Verna at Ladywell Convent celebrated this Feast Day with all our sisters and staff. St Francis of Assisi received the Stigmata (Greek word for ‘mark’) some two-years prior while in prayer on the remote mountaintop of Mount Alverna (also known as La Verna).This mosaic of the Stigamata is [...]

Heritage Open Day at Ladywell


A warm welcome to all our vistors On 15 September 2018 from 2 – 4pm, Ladywell Convent open its door to visitors who wish to view the buildings. This event is organised by The Godalming Trust. Visitors had to book through the Godalming Museum for free entry to Ladywell. FMDM Sisters welcomed three groups of [...]

Patronal Feast Day of Ladywell


On 7th September (eve of Ladywell’s feast day), FMDM Sisters gathered at the shrine in Minster Field at Tuesley in Godalming for Evening Prayer at 5pm. It was a glorious sunny day and a couple of passers-by joined us for Evening Prayer. The Shrine Field is well used all year round by people around Godalming. [...]