Author Archives: Sr. Joan Kerley

Obituary Sister Eithne McCarthy FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER EITHNE McCARTHY who died at Convent of St Francis, Blackrock Road, Cork on Sunday 4th March 2018 Eithne McCarthy was born on 18th June 1930, the seventh of eleven children of Maurice and Annie McCarthy, in Co. Donegal, Ireland, where her father had been temporarily assigned. The following year the family returned to Cork, where Eithne grew up. She is survived by her Sisters Maureen and Sister Ursula […]

Sister Eithne McCarthy, R.I.P.

Please pray for the soul of Sister Eithne McCarthy, FMSJ who died yesterday, 4 March 2018 in Cork. May she rest in peace. An obituary will follow.

Lenten letter from Sister Maureen

Sister Maureen Murphy has sent us a Lenten letter which you will find under seasonal reflections.  May you have a blessed and holy Lent.

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!