Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
St. Margaret's Region
The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception residing in Europe today acknowledge that the growth of the Congregation is taking place in Nigeria and Kenya. The culture and needs of these countries have been embraced with that same pioneering spirit shown by our Foundresses, enriching the Congregation with a true spirit of internationality.
C119 defines a Region as a union of several local communities within a particular territory. At the General Chapter in 2010 it was decided that a Region be established for Europe.
The Sisters are spread into these dioceses carrying out their apostolate in different areas: Health; Palliative Care, Anam Cara, Pro- -Life, Education and Pastoral work.
I am Sr Anne Mary Wilson. I work in St Andrew’s Hospice as a Palliative nurse – a ministry which I enjoy very much.
St. Andrew’s Hospice offers holistic care to patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses and also supports their families.
One of the main aims of palliative care is to promote the quality of life for the patients, irrespective of their prognosis.
Nursing staff coordinate available services such as complementary therapies, social services, counselling, physiotherapy as well as occupational therapy. I have been here for the past nine years and have found palliative care to be a very joyful and fulfilling experience.
St. Margaret's Region was formed on 2nd February, 2013 in response to a Mandate from the General Chapter 2010. The Region is made up of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Diocese of Motherwell, Diocese of Paisley in Scotland, Diocese of Clifton in England, Archdiocese of Dublin in Ireland and Diocese of Rome in Italy.