• 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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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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Congratulations to Sister Teresa Wild, FMSJ

August 15, 2018

Congratulations to Sister Teresa Wild who celebrated her Golden Jubilee today with family, the FMSJ Community and friends at St. Joseph’s Convent, Worsley. We wish her many blessings and thank her for her years of service to the Community, on the missions and in her role as chaplain at Salford University, among her various ministries throughout the years. 

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Obituary Sister Meir Montiel, FMSJ

April 29, 2018

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER MEIR MONTIEL Who died in hospital in Quito on Saturday 28th April 2018 Meir Mery Montiel Alcivar was born on 17th September 1963, the first of the nine children of Brigido Montiel and Elena Alcivar. She had four brothers and four sisters and was baptised on 1st December 1963. Meir was educated in Colimes and in nearby Daule. She entered the Congregation on 1st May 1983 in Colimes […]

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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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