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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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!

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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.

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Congratulations Sister Maureen Murphy

Congratulations to Sister Maureen Murphy who has been re-elected as the Congregational Leader of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph. May God bless her as she assumes this ministry of leadership in our Congregation.

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Our Congregational Chapter continues

The reports from the various Regions and Sisters have made us all very grateful for the work of our Sisters, Associates and all those with whom we serve in the various areas of the world. All of the priests who have celebrated the Liturgy for us have helped us to reflect in a deeper way on what it means to be an FMSJ in a changing world. Please continue to pray for us as we discern who the next Leadership […]

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FMSJ Congregational Chapter

Please pray for us during our Congregational Chapter which is being held at Lancashire Martyrs Church in Little Hulton. We began our deliberations on Sunday afternoon with an opening ceremony in which we expressed our hopes and dreams for the Chapter and the Congregation. Our day of reflection on Monday was led by Fr. John McCluskey, MHM who talked to us about our “Mission in a Changing World.” In the afternoon our Memorial Service helped us to reflect on the […]

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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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