Author Archives: Sr. Susan Whitehead

75th Anniversary

Sisters Germaine, Theodora and Joan O’Gorman recently enjoyed an invitation to Sabah to celebrate with the Sisters the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the Franciscan Sisters of The Immaculate Conception. The time in Sabah was a privilege and a blessing. There was so much to give thanks for. We were overwhelmed by the warmth of the welcome – first by Sister Grace and the Sisters who greeted us at the airport with garlands and then from every friend of […]

Thanksgiving and Blessing

The day of the Elections began with a Gathering Prayer after which those Sisters present proceeded to the election of the Leadership Team. The Chapter then prayedfor a blessing on the new Leadership Team. this was then followed by our Kenyan and Ecuadorian Sisters dancing and singing around the seated new Leadership Team in a hymn of Thanksgiving and Blessing. Sister Maureen Murphy the newly Elected Congregation Leader was then dressed with special clothes from part of Kenya. These clothes […]

Sisters Elect New Superior General

The sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph are rejoicing this week at the election of a new Superior General. The Sisters in the General Chapter (a six-yearly meeting of representatives of the entire congregation) elected Sister Maureen Murphy to her new role during their two-week assembly. Sister Maureen succeeds Sister Joan O’Gorman who had held the position for the last twelve years. Sister Maureen comes from the Isle of Wight. Before entering the FMSJs, she worked as a […]