• 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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  • Sisters Anne Moore, Assistant Congregational Leader & Bursar, Joan O'Gorman, Secretary General, Sister Maureen Murphy, Congregational Leader, Teresa Wild...

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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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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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Sister Joan Langdon: May she rest in peace

May 14, 2017

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Joan Langdon FMSJ who died in the Royal Blackburn Hospital on the 11th May 2017 ‘Let us give thanks for the diamond in our midst’.These words were spoken by Andreas Agreiter mhm at Sister Joan Langdon’s Diamond Jubilee which she celebrated in Kenya. The diamond that Joan was has sparkled in many situations both at home and far beyond her own country and culture. So many lives touched […]

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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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