Angola - A child welfare clinic in Huambo
Brazil - Working with a women's group in Salvador
Honduras - Young women learn skills in a support group
Ireland - Martin family members (centre) help celebrate MMM foundation
Kenya - Providing basic health services in Mukuru
Malawi - Basic health care in an urban setting
Nigeria - Community education in Abajah
Republic of Benin - Doing rapid malaria tests in a local village
South Sudan - A party for the children
Tanzania - A local group supports people affected by HIV
Uganda - A woman helped with an income-generating project
USA - A new clinic honours Sr. Bernie Kenny's work in Virginia
Associates - Associate Charles Matovu and his wife in Uganda


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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 12 countries around the world. 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.

An MMM described her experiences as a hospital chaplain and another received a special award from the UCD Medical Graduates' Association. We also have two stories from our Sisters in other parts of the globe who are coping with the various properties of water! You can read these stories in our March/April 2021 E-newsletter.

News and Events

In December 2019 ‘a virus that has not previously been seen in humans was identified in Wuhan, China. The first cases were identified in people working in a seafood and live animal market. It is thought that humans picked up the virus from animals at the market. In February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially named this new coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ (Website Government of Ireland: Department of Health). 

How quickly our lives were turned upside down! The situation changes daily and every country in the world has been affected. Impacted in a wide variety of ways, MMMs and MMM Associates are responding in whatever situations they find themselves. 

Our MMM Constitutions tell us to ‘be present to the peoples of today. Share their joy and hope, their anguish and struggle.’ We especially draw strength from prayer at this time as we go where human need is greatest. ‘Let the whole world be taken up in the prayer of your heart, penetrated by it, healed and recreated in love.’ In the midst of fear and uncertainty, we remember the words of scripture: ‘Do not be afraid; I am with you’ (Is 41:10). 

To find out how MMMs and Associates are responding in different countries, please click on the links below. 













A Way of the Cross on Human Trafficking: You can read it online in separate pages or download it as a booklet. May it inspire you to work for an end to this modern-day evil, wherever you are.



You can access previous editions of our yearbooks and supplements by clicking here.



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 of great need, many affected by conflict and unrest.