The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception begin 2016
General Chapter on the 18th of July in Coatbridge, Scotland.
The whole Congregation bow in awe and offer our prayers
to God through the prayers of Our Holy Father Saint Francis
and the intercession of Mary Immaculate Conception.
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.
We, Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception,
Sr. M. Gerard O'Donnell
on her 50 years of loving service
in the Religious Life.
May God continue to give you His
Most richest blessings
and may God's goodness and Kindness be with you on this special day and all the days of life.
Happy 50th Anniversary of your Religious Profession