• 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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Congratulations to our new Leadership Team

June 18, 2017

Congratulations to Sisters Anne Moore, assistant Congregational Leader, and Sisters Margaret Nyabongoye, Brenda Makokha and Joan Kerley, council members, who were elected today to assist Sister Maureen Murphy, our Congregational Leader. May God bless them as they serve the Congregation in this Leadership role.

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Congratulations Sister Maureen Murphy

June 17, 2017

Congratulations to Sister Maureen Murphy who has been re-elected as the Congregational Leader of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph. May God bless her as she assumes this ministry of leadership in our Congregation.

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Our Congregational Chapter continues

June 15, 2017

The reports from the various Regions and Sisters have made us all very grateful for the work of our Sisters, Associates and all those with whom we serve in the various areas of the world. All of the priests who have celebrated the Liturgy for us have helped us to reflect in a deeper way on what it means to be an FMSJ in a changing world. Please continue to pray for us as we discern who the next Leadership […]

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FMSJ Congregational Chapter

June 13, 2017

Please pray for us during our Congregational Chapter which is being held at Lancashire Martyrs Church in Little Hulton. We began our deliberations on Sunday afternoon with an opening ceremony in which we expressed our hopes and dreams for the Chapter and the Congregation. Our day of reflection on Monday was led by Fr. John McCluskey, MHM who talked to us about our “Mission in a Changing World.” In the afternoon our Memorial Service helped us to reflect on the […]

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Care Quality Commission Inspection Report

May 22, 2017

The Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph are committed to providing quality care for our elderly sisters in Burnley and our Sisters and elderly residents in Blackburn. We cooperate fully with the Care Quality Commission and welcome their inspection reports of our facilities. The Care Quality Inspection Reports of our two care homes can be found under the Leadership Section of our webpage or accessed here: 2016 CQC report Franciscan Convent Burley: 1-112259732_location_franciscan_convent_burnley_newapproachcomprehensive_20150522 FINAL 2015 CQC report Franciscan Convent Blackburn: Blackburn […]

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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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