200 years ago, on 11 December 1821, St Laurent Imbert landed in Singapore. From then on, missionaries from faraway lands came and reached out to the locals. In this year of Catholic200SG, Assisi Hospice is thankful to be part of this mission.
At Assisi Hospice, we provide care with dignity and comfort for patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. The Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM) started this mission in 1969. During the early years of Assisi Hospice, the Sisters took on the roles of matron, nurse, pastoral care, fundraiser and administrator to serve those in need. When we needed more beds for patients, the Sisters willingly gave up their convent to be converted into an inpatient hospice.
We continue to live this heritage of the FMDM mission which is rooted in the belief that we are carers of the needy and privileged companions at an important season of their life’s journey.
This year, as you celebrate Catholic200SG, live out the meaning of Lent at Assisi and join us to carry on our Mission of serving those in need by journeying with our patients and their loved ones.