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: 137
D.O.B. 29.08.1912
First Profession: 08.09.1947
Died: 18.08.1978 Aged: 66 years
A native of Farranthomas, Co. Cork, Sheila entered on 8 December 1944.  She had trained as a midwife and after first profession was assigned to Nigeria, where she worked for many years in Anua and some of the out-stations, especially Akpa Utong, (founder member).

Later she worked in Urua Akpan. After four years staffing in Drogheda she returned to Nigeria to work in Ibadan and Ndubia.

At one stage she was assigned to Naples, but her time there was very short as she had great difficulty in mastering the Italian language.

She is remembered as being very sensitive, kind and gentle and seems to have had a rich inner life. She was whole-hearted in her love and care of the mothers and babies!

In June 1978, she returned to Ireland because of ill health and had surgery, but died shortly after. She is buried in Drogheda.

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Prayers for the World

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