Our Congregation of Franciscan Sisters was established in Glasgow as an apostolic institute and follows The Rule and Life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. At the request of Pope Pius IX, who approved our first Constitutions in 1854, the year in which he proclaimed the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, we honour our Blessed Lady as our special patroness and are known as Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.
As members of this Institute of Pontifical Right, we dedicate ourselves to a life of mission and evangelisation as we seek new and different ways to spread the good news of the Gospel message. Our primary apostolate is the witness we give through our different apostolates.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 50th World Comunications Day
on her 25th Anniversary Religious Profession.
May you continue to be sustained by His Grace
and may your life in God's service
always be filled with joy.
Minute Meditations for Each Day
There is no greater love than this: to lay down one's life for one's friend.
Sacrifice is the touchstone, love's supreme test
Love is true only when it can face sacrifice.
We, Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
rejoice with our Sister, Sr. Clementina Obembe
Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter
"The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy.
What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all. Love, by its nature, is communication; it leads to openness and sharing".