• On the 2nd May 1871, Alice Ingham, a 41-year old Lancashire woman, her stepmother and two friends began community life together. In Franciscan simplicity...

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  • Sister Maureen Murphy is our current Congregational Leader. She is assisted by Sister Anne Moore, assistant Congregational Leader and bursar, Sister Margaret...

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  • In today's world it is increasingly difficult to meet nuns or religious sisters in person. And yet there are many thousands of sisters in every part of the world...

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Congratulations on profession

December 8, 2018

Congratulations to Sister Caroline Chemutai who made her final profession today in Nairobi. May God continue to guide her in her ministry. Congratulations also to Sister Floice Asiko, Sister Irene Akinyi, Sister Linet Makori and Sister Petronila  Ollinga who made their first profession today. May God continue to guide them as they begin their new apostolates.

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Advent Begins

December 1, 2018

Sister Maureen Murphy has written a reflection for the beginning of Advent. You can read it under the leadership page and the heading of seasonal reflections by Sister Maureen. May you have a blessed Advent Season!

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Obituary for Sister Audrey Carnall, FMSJ

October 22, 2018

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of  SISTER AUDREY CARNALL  Who died at Franciscan Convent, Burnley on Thursday 18th October 2018 Audrey Sylvia Carnall was born to her parents William and Phyllis Carnall on 15th September 1928 in the Wavertree district of Liverpool.  She was pre deceased by her parents, her two brothers and two of her three Sisters.  Her surviving Sister, Yvonne, lives in New Zealand.   Audrey was educated at Adelphi House Grammar School […]

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Sister Audrey Carnall, FMSJ R.I.P.

October 19, 2018

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Audrey Carnall, FMSJ who died on 18 October 2018 at Franciscan Convent, Burnley. May she rest in peace. Her obituary will follow. 

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Sister Rita Whooley, FMSJ obituary

September 28, 2018

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER RITA WHOOLEY who died in Montenotte Nursing Home, Cork on Thursday 27th September 2018 Bridget Rita Whooley was born on 29th January 1923 at Leap in the District of Skibbereen  Co.Cork  to Patrick and Mary Whooley.  She was baptised at St Mary’s, Leap on 31st January.  She is predeceased by her parents and two of her brothers and her three Sisters all of whom became Religious and is […]

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Mission Statement

We are an International Franciscan Roman Catholic Missionary Congregation for women.

We live in community and we are currently working in the U.K, Ireland, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Kenya, Uganda and the U.S.A.

We evangelise through our witness to the love of Christ for his people in ministries of teaching, nursing, and catechesis, social and pastoral work.

Justice & Peace

Privacy and Safeguarding Statements

As a Congregation we are committed to promoting a culture of Safeguarding in all of our ministries and are aligned to the Salford Diocesan Safeguarding Commission. We advocate for justice and peace issues wherever we are throughout the world.

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