News

Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Obituary ~ Sister Seraphina Weston FMDM

23/10/2019

Please pray for the soul of our dear Sister Seraphina who died peacefully in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway on 23rd October 2019. Her Requiem Mass took place on Friday 25th October 2019 in Franciscan Convent, followed by burial at Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she rest in Eternal Peace. WE REMEMBER…Sister Seraphina. Click on highlight [...]

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

04/10/2019

Each year on October 4th, Franciscans worldwide celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  We send our Feast Day greetings to all Franciscans – FMDM sisters, Associates, staff and friends and we give thanks to God for the universal message of the Franciscan charism. We ask for God’s blessing on all who share our [...]

The Transitus of St Francis of Assisi

03/10/2019

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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Recent Chapter of Mats in Europe & Asia

21/08/2019

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

Golden Jubilarian – Sr Cyrilla

18/08/2019

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!

Silver Jubilarian – Sr Angelin G

18/08/2019

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 [...]

Days of Prayer 2019

29/07/2019

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 [...]

FMDM Associates in Zambia

28/07/2019

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 Chapter of Mats – Southern Africa

28/07/2019

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 [...]

FMDM Chapter of Mats

28/07/2019

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.