Care Quality Commission Inspection Report

The Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph are committed to providing quality care for our elderly sisters in Burnley and our Sisters and elderly residents in Blackburn. We cooperate fully with the Care Quality Commission and welcome their inspection reports of our facilities. The Care Quality Inspection Reports of our two care homes can be found under the Leadership Section of our webpage or accessed here: 2016 CQC report Franciscan Convent Burley: 1-112259732_location_franciscan_convent_burnley_newapproachcomprehensive_20150522 FINAL 2015 CQC report Franciscan Convent Blackburn: Blackburn […]

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Sister Joan Langdon: May she rest in peace

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Joan Langdon FMSJ who died in the Royal Blackburn Hospital on the 11th May 2017 ‘Let us give thanks for the diamond in our midst’.These words were spoken by Andreas Agreiter mhm at Sister Joan Langdon’s Diamond Jubilee which she celebrated in Kenya. The diamond that Joan was has sparkled in many situations both at home and far beyond her own country and culture. So many lives touched […]

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Congratulations Sr. Ruth

Congratulations to Sister Ruth Ansaldo, FMSJ who celebrated her Golden Jubilee today at our Convent in Blackburn. She was joined by some of her family, friends and FMSJ community. May God bless her!

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A Grace Filled Lent

The Season of Lent begins on 1 March, 2017. Sister Maureen has written a thoughtful reflection for us to ponder which can be found under seasonal reflections in the leadership section. As we pray, fast and give alms this Lent, may we be grateful for our blessings and pray for those who have less than we do.

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Sister Ursula Burley, R.I.P.

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

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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An Advent Message from Sister Maureen

Happy Advent. Sister Maureen’s reflection on this holy season and what it means for us today is available on the webpage under seasonal reflections found on the leadership page. http://www.fmsj.co.uk/leadership/

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Congratulations: Professions

Congratulations to Sister Praxedes Lumula who made her final profession and to Sister Virginia Immaculate Maingi who made her first profession in Nairobi, Kenya.  May God shower them with blessings as they continue to serve God’s people.

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R.I.P. Sister Antonine Grace, FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Antonine Grace FMSJ who died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on the 24th October 2016 Sister Antonine used to love standing at bus stops and travelling by bus because of all the interesting people she met along the way. She recognised this in her later years as a very enjoyable ministry. Theresa Mary Grace was born in Manchester on the 30th September 1923. She is pre-deceased by her […]

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UK Assembly 15 October 2016

     “Mission in a changing world” is the theme of our upcoming chapter.  Fr. Michael Corcoran, MHM did an excellent morning of reflection on that theme. Both in his homily at the morning liturgy and in his inspiring talk afterwards, he helped us to reflect on the various ways we are missionaries: more “hands on” in other countries when we were younger but still active missionaries here in the UK through our various ministries and, especially through the ministry […]

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