Angola - MMMs provide basic health services in rapidly-growing Viana.
Brazil - MMMs help to raise awareness about violence against women.
England - We are grateful to the many people who support us as a result of mission awareness work.
Honduras - MMMs teach children stress reduction exercises in a violent environment.
Ireland - MMM Motherhouse + nursing facility - a powerhouse of prayer
Kenya - MMMs provide basic health services in the Nairobi slums.
Malawi - MMMs provide services for people with HIV.
Nigeria - MMMs and team provide vaccines for mothers and children.
Republic of Benin - Nutrition education includes growing local healthy foods.
South Sudan - MMMs help to provide accessible clean water, saving women many hours of work.
Rwanda - Generous donors helped to renovate a laboratory in rural Kirambi.
Tanzania - Faraja Centre provided mosquito nets, helping to prevent many deaths and much ill health.
Uganda - MMMs bring hope to women with obstetric fistulae.
USA - Circle of Friends - partners in bringing health care to those in great need

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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 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

We especially remember St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Patroness of the Missions on 1 October. October is Mission Month and the theme for 2015 is Abundant Life. You can read about how MMMs and MMM Associates are bringing life to others in our October e-newsletter.

Action for the Prevention of Trafficking (APT) and Mercy Efforts to Counter Child Prostitution and Trafficking in the Hospitality Sector (MECPATHS) are putting on a concert in the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire on October 7th to mark APT's 10th anniversary. Celine Byrne, the famous Irish soprano, is performing. Read more here..

October Talks on Modern Mission: St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin: Every Thursday in October, 7.30 to 9.00 pm. More information: Irish Missionary Union This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01-492 3326

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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If you are interested in participating in a special event for Vocations Sunday, click here

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.


Prayer Space

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.

If you wish, send us your own
request for prayer