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 14 countries around the world, including our newest mission in the Republic of South Sudan. Sisters come from 19 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
MMM recently participated in the Irish Humanitarian Summit and the cornerstone for a centre for healing was laid in South Sudan. Sr. Dr. Maura Lynch was a recipient of a special award and there were several developments in the work to eliminate obstetric fistula. You can read about all these in our September e-newsletter.
Pope Francis has announced that, beginning this year, 1 September will be celebrated as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in the Catholic Church. He noted that this day has been marked by the Orthodox Church for some time. Pope Francis said, "It is a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that [God] has entrusted to our care....The celebration of the Day on the same date as the Orthodox Church will be a valuable opportunity to bear witness to our growing communion with our orthodox brothers [and sisters]."
Sr. Maura O’Donohue: CAFOD tribute Read more here.
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We are very conscious of those affected by violence in many countries, including those in which we work, such as Nigeria, Kenya, and the Republic of South Sudan. We ask you to join us in prayer for these suffering people and for those responsible.
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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.