Welcome to MMM Worldwide

We are religious sisters sent forth to heal the world and relieve suffering in areas of the greatest need. Desiring to share Christ's healing love, our Sisters come from 19 countries to bring health services to people all around the world.

The Medical Missionaries of Mary are an international missionary congregation of women religious, founded by Mother Mary Martin, in Nigeria, in 1937. The Congregation and the members are also known by their official initials MMM.

The aim of the Medical Missionaries of Mary is to seek God and the Kingdom through sharing Christ’s healing mission in the world today.

Where We Are

Worldwide MMM Sisters operate in areas of the world with the greatest need for health and healing care. Locations are places where MMMs are invited to communities by the local leadership to provide holistic and healing resources. Various medical missionary work is provided according to the needs of the local people.



Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 148
D.O.B. 29.07.1922
First Profession: 16.03.1948
Died: 12.04.1992 Aged: 69 years

Ellen Mary, better known as Nellie, came from Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. She entered in Drogheda on 12 September 1945.

After profession, she trained as a nurse in Jervis Street Hospital in Dublin and was later assigned to Naples where she spent many years, mostly in charge. She transferred from Naples to the Clinica Moscati in Rome from 1964 - 66 as Sister-in-charge, but returned to Naples on the withdrawal of MMM from Rome.

In 1971 she did her midwifery training in Drogheda. In 1972, she was assigned to Cuamato in Angola, where she spent three years.

Between 1976 and 1979, following her return to Ireland, she was Sister-in-charge of the MMM community in the Apostolic nunciature. This was followed by two years doing promotion work, based in Rosemount.

She was an earnest and serious religious and put all she had into her commitment. She had been responsible for the family business before entering and was aware that her family missed her sorely when she left them.

She later suffered with a chronic illness and bore this with acceptance and patience until her death in Drogheda in 1992. She is buried in the MMM plot there.

How to get Involved

Prayers for the World

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