Author Archives: Sr. Joan Kerley

Congratulations to the new Africa Regional Team

Congratulations to the sisters who form the new Africa Regional Leadership Team. May God bless them all as they take up their new leadership roles: Regional: Sister Tecla Chepn’geno Assistant Regional: Sister Margaret Obwoge First Councillor: Sister Benter Atieno Second Councillor: Sister Margaret Tambasi Third Councillor: Sister Bernadette Nealon    

Sister Maureen’s letter for Feast of St Francis

The Feast of St. Francis is 4th October. Sister Maureen has written a lovely reflection, asking us to be more aware of how we can take care of our environment and foster peace, as St. Francis did. You can find the letter under Seasonal reflection in the Leadership section.

Remembering our Foundress

Today is the anniversary of the death of our Foundress, Mother Francis ( Alice Ingham). Sister Maureen has written a seasonal reflection reflecting on her vision which is seen in the work done by the sisters in our various ministries. May the vision of Alice continue to inspire us today!

Jubilee celebration in Holland

Congratulations to Sister Hermina and Sister Theodora who celebrated their diamond jubilees during the past year. On August 15th, the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady,  the Dutch Region of the Mill Hill Missionaries traditionally celebrates its jubilarians.  The two FMSJS and two Cistercian Nuns resident at Missiehuis Vrijland joined the 15 Mill Hill missionaries who were celebrating their 65/60/50/40 years of missionary service. Congratulations to all the jubilarians. May God bless them all for their many years of […]

Obituary Sister Patricia Dee, FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER PATRICIA DEE, FMSJ who died in Blackburn Hospital on 9th August 2017 aged 88 years   Mary Dee was born in Ballylongford, Co Kerry on 31st October 1928, one of nine children of Jeremiah and Norah Dee and was baptised the following day.  She entered the Congregation on 14th August 1944 and the Novitiate on 6th July 1945, receiving the name Sister Mary Patricia. After her First Profession […]

Obituary: Sister Christina Bruinsma, FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER CHRISTINA BRUINSMA, FMSJ who died in Vrijland on Thurday 6th July 2017 aged 91 years   Ytje Bruinsma was born on 26th February 1926 at Hennaarderadeel in the Netherlands and baptised the following day. She was the youngest of the five children of Gerben and Susanna Bruinsma. Ytje obtained a diploma in tailoring before she entered the Congregation as a postulant in September 1955. She became a novice […]

R.I.P. Sr. Christina Bruinsma, FMSJ

Please pray for the soul of Sister Christina Bruinsma, FMSJ  who died peacefully last night, 6th July 2017,  at Missiehuis, Vrijland, the Netherlands. Her obituary will follow. May she rest in peace.

Obituary: Sister Josephine Thompson, FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the soul of Sister Josephine Thompson, FMSJ, Who died at the Franciscan Convent, Burnley On Friday 30th June 2017 aged 86 years Josephine Thompson was born on 20th March 1931 in Malahide, Dublin and baptised the following day. She was the only daughter and second child of her parents Nicholas and Cecelia Thompson and is survived by her brother, William.   Josephine was educated at the Presentation Convent school and was a tailoring apprentice at the […]

Sister Josephine Thompson, FMSJ: May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Josephine Thompson, FMSJ, who died peacefully today at our convent in Burnley. She was an avid gardener, missionary sister and nurse, and a wonderful community member. Her obituary will follow. May she rest in peace!

Congratulations to our new Leadership Team

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.