Postulants, India

Two new postulants, Sathya and Sujatha, entered our Community on 18th November, having completed their, ‘come and see’ phase.

The word ‘postulant’ is from the Latin ‘postulare’ meaning ‘to ask’.  For some time, the enquirers have come to experience life in the community.   Their progression to Postulancy means they are now asking to join.  This stage lasts for 6 to 12 months.

Please pray for our postulants that the Lord will be their guide as they begin this new step of discernment in Franciscan vocation.

‘So, under the Lord’s guidance, let them set out on a life of penance, knowing that we are all obliged to constant conversion of heart.’ (TOR Rule, Ch 2, n.6).

Rest in Peace Sister Augustine

Sister Mary Augustine Salter FMSL passed away on the Feast of St. Bonaventure 15th July 2017, aged ninety seven in St. Joseph’s Nursing Home. She had celebrated silver, gold, diamond and platinum jubilees of Religious profession. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Convent on 27thJuly,.attendedby members of her family from Ireland. A rare treasure of the FMSL Congregation – may she rest in God’s peace.

First Professions: Sisters Marcellina and Patricia

We thank God that Sisters Marcellina Imoh and Patricia Irogementi FMSL made first profession of vows on 2nd August 2017 in St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel. The Sisters professed their vows of poverty chastity and obedience during Mass in St. Joseph’s convent chapel. The main celebrant was Father Donal Walsh OFM. Members of the Sisters’ families attended the Mass and celebratory lunch in the convent. Their vows will be renewed annually for a period of five years before final profession. Later in the year, the Sisters were able to visit their home country of Nigeria. We congratulate the Sisters and ask you to remember them in your prayers, that God will continue to bless and guide them in their vocations.