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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Presentation of St. Joseph Icon

At the UK Assembly, 15th October,  in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Society of St. Joseph ( Mill Hill Fathers/Brothers), Sr. Maureen Murphy presented Fr. Michael Corcoran, MHM, Superior General,  a unique icon of St. Joseph. The icon was written by Ruth Robinson, one of the FMSJ Associates.  

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Happy Feast of St. Francis

Happy Feast of St. Francis. Sister Maureen has written a lovely letter to the Sisters for the Feast Day. She has also included a prayer for peace that Pope Francis has prayed in recent days. Her letter can be found by clicking here: st-francis-2016lp or under Seasonal Reflections in the Leadership section  on the webpage.  

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Congratulations to Sisters Anne Pilling and Patricia Dee

Congratulations to  Sister Patricia Dee, FMSJ, who celebrates 70 years of religious profession      and Sister Anne Pilling, FMSJ, who celebrates 50 years of religious profession on 15 August.     Both of these sisters have dedicated themselves to the service of God’s people in a variety of places throughout their lives. May they be abundantly blessed as they celebrate this wonderful occasion!

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