• 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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Remembering our Foundress

August 24, 2017

Today is the anniversary of the death of our Foundress, Mother Francis ( Alice Ingham). Sister Maureen has written a seasonal reflection reflecting on her vision which is seen in the work done by the sisters in our various ministries. May the vision of Alice continue to inspire us today!

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Jubilee celebration in Holland

August 16, 2017

Congratulations to Sister Hermina and Sister Theodora who celebrated their diamond jubilees during the past year. On August 15th, the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady,  the Dutch Region of the Mill Hill Missionaries traditionally celebrates its jubilarians.  The two FMSJS and two Cistercian Nuns resident at Missiehuis Vrijland joined the 15 Mill Hill missionaries who were celebrating their 65/60/50/40 years of missionary service. Congratulations to all the jubilarians. May God bless them all for their many years of […]

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Obituary Sister Patricia Dee, FMSJ

August 12, 2017

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER PATRICIA DEE, FMSJ who died in Blackburn Hospital on 9th August 2017 aged 88 years   Mary Dee was born in Ballylongford, Co Kerry on 31st October 1928, one of nine children of Jeremiah and Norah Dee and was baptised the following day.  She entered the Congregation on 14th August 1944 and the Novitiate on 6th July 1945, receiving the name Sister Mary Patricia. After her First Profession […]

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Obituary: Sister Christina Bruinsma, FMSJ

July 8, 2017

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER CHRISTINA BRUINSMA, FMSJ who died in Vrijland on Thurday 6th July 2017 aged 91 years   Ytje Bruinsma was born on 26th February 1926 at Hennaarderadeel in the Netherlands and baptised the following day. She was the youngest of the five children of Gerben and Susanna Bruinsma. Ytje obtained a diploma in tailoring before she entered the Congregation as a postulant in September 1955. She became a novice […]

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R.I.P. Sr. Christina Bruinsma, FMSJ

July 7, 2017

Please pray for the soul of Sister Christina Bruinsma, FMSJ  who died peacefully last night, 6th July 2017,  at Missiehuis, Vrijland, the Netherlands. Her obituary will follow. May she rest in peace.

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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

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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