Author Archives: Sr. Joan Kerley

Sister Killian Amond, FMSJ. R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER KILLIAN AMOND who died at Franciscan Convent, Burnley on Saturday 9th December 2017 Ellen Amond was born on 18th September 1937 in Carlow, Ireland and baptised the same day. She is survived by her Sister, Maureen and her brother Oliver. She entered the novitiate on 6th January 1955 and made her First Profession on 29th June 1956 receiving the name Sister Killian. Between 1956 and 1961 when she […]

Advent Letter Sister Maureen

Happy Advent. Sister Maureen has written a letter for Advent which can be seen in Seasonal Reflections.  May you have a Blessed Advent season as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.

Silver Jubilee: Sister Margaret Nyabongoye

Congratulations to Sister Margaret Nyabongoye, FMSJ who is celebrating her Silver Jubilee today in her home parish in Kenya.  We are thankful for her 25 years of service to the people of Kenya, our novices and the people of Uganda. May God bestow many blessings on her today and in the future!

Congratulations on professions

Congratulations to Sister Christabel Shitsukane who is making her final profession today in Nairobi, Kenya. May God continue to bless her in her ministry to God’s people. Congratulations also to Sisters Emily Kemunto Arasa and Beverlyne Liamo Bwire who are making their first profession today in Nairobi. May God continue to guide them as they begin their service to the poor as professed sisters.

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 […]