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Sponsored Winged Walk!

On 4th June 2022, Sister Clare Bernadette completed a 'Winged Walk' for  20 miles along the South coast of England from Brighton to Littlehampton, in the company of Sister Rose. …

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The Friendship Singers

The summer concert performed by The Friendship Singers planned for 29th June 2020 has had to be postponed due to coronavirus restrictions on gathering and travel. The next concert will…

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Reunion Dates

The reunion of those raised in St. Joseph’s as children planned for 12th September 2020 in St. Joseph’s Convent unfortunately had to be postponed due to the ongoing risk from…

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Sponsored Sleepout

On Saturday 24th February 2018, Sisters Anne, McLaughlin, Rose and Clare Bernadette took part in a sponsored sleep out in Littlehampton in aid of Worthing Churches Homeless projects. The total…

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Nursing Graduation

In November 2018, Sister Attracta celebrated her graduation in Adult Nursing with her group from Worthing Hospital. As she had to be away during the Brighton University graduations, she celebrated…

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Sponsored 10km walk for homeless charity

On 30th September 2018, our team of four took up the challenge to ‘Go the Distance’ by walking 10km for the charity Turning Tides, whose aim is to end local…

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Platinum Jubilee

We were blessed to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Sister Benignus’ Religious Profession on 21st November in Knock Community. Sisters Dominic, Rose and Clare Bernadette were among the guests who…

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Opening Of New Convent In Belwadi, Near Mysore, India

In January 2019, Sisters Susan and Clare Bernadette travelled to India to attend the opening of a new FMSL house. The first stage of the new St Anthony’s Convent was…

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Silver Jubilee

From 2nd to 5th December, Msgr. Michael Jackson led us in three days (Triduum) of Advent reflection at St. Joseph’s, Littlehampton. At the end of this spiritually enriching retreat, on…

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Jubilees 2023

On 15th September 2023, a celebration Mass of thanksgiving was held in St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel for six FMSL Sisters’ Jubilees of religious profession. Jubilee celebrations had been postponed since…

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Christmas 2022

In preparation for Christmas 2022, the Community in India baked Christmas cakes and cooked snacks to give away as gifts. Santa and a team of local carol singers visited St…

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First Professions of Vows in India

On 28th July, 2021, Sisters Manju and Fatima made their first profession of vows in St Anthony’s Convent, Belwadi.  The Profession ceremony took place during Mass in the convent chapel. …

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Novices received in India

  On 8th April 2024, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, two postulants in Mysore community were received to begin the two-year Novitiate stage of their religious formation. …

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Diamond Jubilee of Ordination

On 2nd June 2023, Canon Seamus Hester, Chaplain in St Joseph’s Convent, celebrated sixty years of service in ordained ministry. A thanksgiving Mass was held in St Joseph’s chapel.  Canon…

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Transitus

Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth, Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust, Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace,…

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Two more Sisters profess vows in India

        On 6th July, 2022, Sisters Sathya and Sujatha made their first profession of vows during Mass in St. Anthony’s Convent, Belwadi.   They join Sisters Fatima…

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St. Joseph’s Nursing Home Garden Party

On Thursday 2nd June 2022, a garden party was held in St. Joseph's Convent grounds to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  The weather was glorious.  All the residents with the…

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Sr. Dominic Platinum Jubilee

On 25th March, we celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Sister Dominic. This occasion marks seventy years of life consecrated to God through the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The…

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Sponsored Skydive

On 20th May, 2017, Sister Clare Bernadette took part in a sponsored skydive in aid of Worthing Churches Homeless Projects at Netheravon airfield near Salisbury. Sisters Elizabeth Varghese, Clare Bowers…

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R.I.P. Br. Malachy OFM

Rest in peace Brother Malachy Seymour OFM 15th October 1934-31st December 2020 As a child, Brother Malachy came to live with the Sisters in Littlehampton during the Second World War…

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New novices received in India

On the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, 25th March, three postulants were received into Novitiate during Evening Prayer in St Francis Convent, Mysore.  They are Sisters Jyotsna, Monica…

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