• 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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R.I.P. Sister Francis Teresa Martin, FMSJ

May 11, 2016

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Francis Teresa Martin FMSJ who died at the Franciscan Convent Burnley on the 7th May 2016 Although the Feast of The Holy Trinity was her favourite – Sister Francis Teresa went to God the night before we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. Teresa Martin was born on February 3rd 1925 in Rotherham, Yorkshire and Baptised two weeks later at St. Bede’s parish church. She is predeceased by […]

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R.I.P. Sister Anna Maathuis, FMSJ

April 20, 2016

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Anna Maathuis FMSJ who died at the Franciscan Convent Blackburn on the 18th April 2016 Our Congregation has been left a precious legacy of love and compassion by Sister Anna. She understood and ‘lived’ true ‘welcome,’ extended to all whose lives she touched. Anna had the gift of being ‘totally with’ whoever was in her presence. Anna’s words and actions spoke of respect, positivity and acceptance of the […]

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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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