• On the 2nd May 1871, Alice Ingham, a 41-year old Lancashire woman, her stepmother and two friends began community life together. In Franciscan simplicity...

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  • Sister Maureen Murphy is our current Congregational Leader. She is assisted by Sister Anne Moore, assistant Congregational Leader and bursar, Sister Margaret...

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  • In today's world it is increasingly difficult to meet nuns or religious sisters in person. And yet there are many thousands of sisters in every part of the world...

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Obituary Sister Eithne McCarthy FMSJ

March 6, 2018

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER EITHNE McCARTHY who died at Convent of St Francis, Blackrock Road, Cork on Sunday 4th March 2018 Eithne McCarthy was born on 18th June 1930, the seventh of eleven children of Maurice and Annie McCarthy, in Co. Donegal, Ireland, where her father had been temporarily assigned. The following year the family returned to Cork, where Eithne grew up. She is survived by her Sisters Maureen and Sister Ursula […]

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Sister Eithne McCarthy, R.I.P.

March 5, 2018

Please pray for the soul of Sister Eithne McCarthy, FMSJ who died yesterday, 4 March 2018 in Cork. May she rest in peace. An obituary will follow.

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Sister Killian Amond, FMSJ. R.I.P.

December 12, 2017

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER KILLIAN AMOND who died at Franciscan Convent, Burnley on Saturday 9th December 2017 Ellen Amond was born on 18th September 1937 in Carlow, Ireland and baptised the same day. She is survived by her Sister, Maureen and her brother Oliver. She entered the novitiate on 6th January 1955 and made her First Profession on 29th June 1956 receiving the name Sister Killian. Between 1956 and 1961 when she […]

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Advent Letter Sister Maureen

December 4, 2017

Happy Advent. Sister Maureen has written a letter for Advent which can be seen in Seasonal Reflections.  May you have a Blessed Advent season as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.

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Mission Statement

We are an International Franciscan Roman Catholic Missionary Congregation for women.

We live in community and we are currently working in the U.K, Ireland, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Kenya, Uganda and the U.S.A.

We evangelise through our witness to the love of Christ for his people in ministries of teaching, nursing, and catechesis, social and pastoral work.

Justice & Peace

Privacy and Safeguarding Statements

As a Congregation we are committed to promoting a culture of Safeguarding in all of our ministries and are aligned to the Salford Diocesan Safeguarding Commission. We advocate for justice and peace issues wherever we are throughout the world.

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