England (and Scotland)
ENGLAND was the birthplace of the FMDM Congregation in the 18th Century, initially working in the parish of Hampstead, London and later caring for orphans in Aldershot, Hampshire. From these simple beginnings the congregation has become world-wide but still maintains its motherhouse in England. Currently along with Ladywell, our motherhouse, we have 15 communities across England and Scotland.
SCOTLAND see below
FMDM presence and ministry in Scotland spanned more than 4O years with communities in Dundee and Cupar. Now we only have one community in Scotland in Kirtintilloch where their presence in the community is very much appreciated. The sisters form an integral part of the Parish Community and in the local area where they live.The sisters visit the sick and lonely; work with the Little Sisters of the Poor, offer spiritual direction and participate in many parish initiatives. (Sadly we announce that our house in Kirkintilloch was closed this year 2021)
In August 2015, a new Community was set up in Coventry. Both Sisters Frances (Woolman) and Anne (O’Brien) have been made very welcome in the parish. They have responded to the needs expressed by the parishioners.
Sr. Frances is also a counsellor and sees clients in Coventry. http://www.fwoolman.counselling.co.uk
FMDM MISSION OUTREACH IN GAZA. Sr. Bridget Tighe FMDM who lives alone in Gaza shares her experiences with us. Outreach Mission in Gaza