• 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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Sister Ursula Burley, R.I.P.

February 17, 2017

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Ursula Burley FMSJ who died at the Franciscan Convent Burnley on the 14th February 2017. Sister Patricia in Burnley reminded me that when Sister Ursula had her stroke seven years ago she had to let go of two of her great loves – talking and visiting the elderly – many of whom were younger than her! Sister Ursula was born on 27th October 1922, baptised two weeks later […]

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Congratulations on 60 years of religious profession

January 10, 2017

Congratulations to Sister Theodora Slot and Sister Catherine Ronan who celebrate 60 years of religious profession this month. We give thanks for their many years of service in various parts of the world and pray that God will continue to bless them and all those with whom they have lived and served. Blessed be God – how wonderful are God’s ways!

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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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