Category Archives: General

Obituary for Sister Germaine Henry, FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of   SISTER GERMAINE HENRY Who died at Franciscan Convent, Blackburn on 16th March 2019   Margaret Henry was born on 15th June 1926, the eldest of six children of James and Elizabeth Henry in Doncaster.  She is survived by her two brothers, Martin and Peter and by her three sisters Anne, Eileen and Sheila. Margaret left school at the age of fourteen and worked as a textile operative until […]

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Obituary for Sister Austin Cairns, FMSJ

Yours prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER AUSTIN CAIRNS Who died at Franciscan Convent, Blackburn on Tuesday 19th February 2019 Sister Austin was born on 18th October 1937, the second child of Patrick and Mary Cairnsin Burnopfield, Co.Durham.  She was baptised Winifred Mary on 23rd October 1937 at Sacred Heart Church, Byermoor and confirmed on 21st July 1946.  She is predeceased by her older sister, Joan, and is survived by her sister, Barbara, and her […]

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Congratulations to our Golden Jubilarians

Congratulations to Sister Patricia Johnson, Sister Veronica O’Brien and Sister Joan O’Gorman who celebrated their Golden Jubilee on 11 February, 2019. May God continue to bless each of them as they continue to serve God’s people in their various ministries. We thank them for the wonderful witness they give to us by their commitment to service to all God’s people.  

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Congratulations on Diamond Jubilee

Congratulations to Sister Isabel Kelly and Sister Maureen Maguire who are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession today. We thank them for their various ministries over these past 60 years and their dedication to living their religious life. May God bless them as they celebrate with the community, family and friends over the next few weeks. 

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Congratulations on profession

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

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

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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