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We are an international congregation of women religious, founded by Mother Mary Martin in Nigeria, in 1937. Desiring to share Christ's healing love, we bring health services to people of different cultures where human needs are great.
MMMs are serving in 13 countries around the world. Sisters come from 20 countries and are trained in a variety of health-related professions. With Mary as our model, our special concern is the care of mother and child and the fostering of family life.
News and Events
This month special attention is given to human rights issues. MMMs deal with the practical realities of HIV in Malawi. Others reach out in compassion to women caught in human trafficking in the USA. Mindfulness exercises help young people in Honduras to cope with the violence that surrounds them daily. You can read these stories in our December e-newsletter.
A Thought for Prayer
We welcome you to visit a new feature at our website Prayer Space. Until now we have called attention to the needs of our Sisters serving in various ministries and have asked our friends to pray for them. We also invited you to add your own prayer intentions. MMMs and Associates pray daily for your concerns, especially at our MMM Motherhouse, at our care facility, Aras Mhuire, and at our house in Somerville, MA in the USA. Our elderly and infirm Sisters particularly have this mission of prayer, presence, suffering and a contemplative stance toward the world.
We are especially conscious of the deep hunger for meaning and spirituality today. At our 2015 Chapter we called ourselves to mutually deepen and share our charism (gift) with our MMM Associates, co-workers and others.
We are now introducing A Thought for Prayer to our Prayer Space. It consists of a short monthly quote, taken from sources that express our spirituality and gift of healing. These may be the writings of our foundress, our documents, other faith traditions or inspirational figures. An image or picture will accompany the text to help reflection. May it help you to find space for reflection in your life.
We welcome you to join
the Medical Missionaries of Mary in
prayer. We remember you each day.
Please pray for our Sisters, Associates and staff, who work to bring God’s love and healing in areas affected by conflict and unrest. Capacitar is used as a means for healing.