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
In our October e-newsletter, you can read how two MMM Associates became more aware of God's love in their lives and reached out to others as bearers of peace and reconciliation. Sister Danielle Darbro participated in the MMM Heritage Experience and found that it expressed another aspect of our spirituality: our belief in the inter-connectness of all creation.
World Mission Day
Sunday, 22 October is World Mission Day.
Pope Francis, in his message for 2017, reminds us that mission at the heart of the Christian faith. He asks: ‘What is the heart of our mission? What are the essential approaches we need to take in carrying out our mission?’...
‘Through the mission of the Church, Jesus Christ himself continues to evangelize and act; her mission thus makes present in history the kairos, the favourable time of salvation. Through the proclamation of the Gospel, the risen Jesus becomes our contemporary, so that those who welcome him with faith and love can experience the transforming power of his Spirit...
‘The world vitally needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the Church, Christ continues his mission as the Good Samaritan, caring for the bleeding wounds of humanity, and as Good Shepherd, constantly seeking out those who wander along winding paths that lead nowhere....
‘The Church’s mission is enlivened by a spirituality of constant exodus. We are challenged “to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the peripheries in need of the light of the Gospel” (Evangelii Gaudium, 20)....Mission reminds the Church that she is not an end unto herself, but a humble instrument and mediation of the Kingdom.’
He continued, ‘Young people are the hope of mission. The person of Jesus Christ and the Good News he proclaimed continue to attract many young people. They seek ways to put themselves with courage and enthusiasm at the service of humanity.’
He urged us to ‘draw inspiration from Mary, Mother of Evangelization. Moved by the Spirit, she welcomed the Word of life in the depths of her humble faith. May the Virgin Mother help us to say our own “yes”.’
October 18 was European Day against Human Trafficking
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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.