Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

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. [...]

FMDM Charism Retreat in Malaysia


On 6 – 13 September, sisters from Malaysia and Singapore gathered at St. Anne’s Bukit Mertajam Retreat Centre for the Charism retreat. St. Anne’s Bukit Mertajam is situated in a beautiful part of Penang. We unite ourselves in prayer and spirit for our sisters at this time and may the week be a time of [...]

FMDM Charism Retreat in Singapore


On 28 August till 4 September 2018, nineteen FMDM sisters from Singapore, Australia and Malaysia gathered in St Francis Convent Singapore for retreat facilitated by Sisters Jane Bertelsen and Monica Weedon. The same retreat will be held in Our Lady’s Convent in Ipoh for our sisters in Malaysia from 6-13 September. Let us pray for [...]

Trócaire Inaugural Romero International Award 2018 for Sister Bridget Tighe


Congratulations Bridget It was a very special day for Sr Bridget Tighe when she was presented with the Trócaire Inaugural  Romero Award 2018 on Saturday 18 August 2018 in the Franciscan Convent Chapel Ballinasloe Ireland. This award recognises outstanding contributions to global justice. Mr Sean O’Healy led the ceremony. Sean spoke of  the outreach of [...]

St Mary of the Angels, Beaufort IRELAND celebrated 50 years of life


Golden Jubilee celebration  On 17 July 2018, there was great rejoicing and celebration when over 400 people residents and their families, FMDM Sisters, Saint John of God Brothers along with staff past and present and the many people who have helped and supported St Mary of the Angels over the years came together for this [...]