Who we are

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.

As a Congregation we are committed to promoting a culture of Safeguarding in all of our ministries. We are members of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) and  the Religious Life Safeguarding Service (RLLS).

Leadership Team

The Congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi, founded in 1883 by Mother Mary Francis Ingham and Bishop ( later Cardinal) Vaughan, is a religious congregation of pontifical right. (FMSJ Constitutions)

Justice and Peace

The Congregation is committed to the safeguarding of the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the obtaining, processing, retaining and protection of their personal data, in accordance with good practice and the law of the jurisdiction where they reside.


The Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph is a small, international religious community currently serving in the U.K, Kenya, Uganda, The Netherlands, Ireland, Ecuador and the U.S.A. Our aim is to help others to grow in faith and live fully human lives.


The call to religious life enables a person to be "Christ for one another" is a specific way: vowed life in a religious community with a particular spirituality, e.g. Franciscan, Dominican, Benedictine. 

Franciscan Convent Burnley

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23rd April 2018

Burnley Infection Control Inspection

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18th August 2020

Franciscan Convent Blackburn

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29th January 2020

Blackburn Infection Control Inspection

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3rd February 2021


Posted on: 29 June 2024

Congratulations to Sister Anne McCafferty on her Platinum Jubilee

Posted on: 29 March 2024

Sister Anne's Easter Message

Posted on: 13 February 2024

Sister Anne's Lenten Reflection

Posted on: 09 February 2024

Congratulations to our 3 new novices
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