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The Medical Missionaries of Mary are in Brazil since 1969 promoting the healing charism in a variety of ways and in collaboration with lay people, parish priests and other organizations.

There are six Sisters present in two states: Bahia and Mato Grosso. The sisters together with the nine associates are involved with the following ministries:
• Community Health (pastoral de saúde)
• Women empowerment
• Youth ministry
• Vocation Animation
• Complementary therapies
• Counselling
• Home visits

• Pastoral ministries: Formation of catechists, Parish Liturgy, Family wellbeing (pastoral familiar).

  • Brazil AnaCarlos Castro help needy familiesListening and counselling to families who have special needs children . One associate is volunteering in a project that supports families who have children with special needs.
  • Prayer ministry- some took more seriously the ministry of prayer specially for the people who lost their relatives due to the pandemic.
  • Empowerment of parish leaders- one is directly engaged in helping to organize the Tuesday workshops on various themes for parishioners and teachers who are accompanying the young people.
  • Engagement in the youth ministry – this involves: local fundraising for participation in workshops organized by the Marist Brothers. These workshops give skills on engaging with the youth as well as listening and accompanying the young people, referrals to spiritual and psychological accompaniment and coordinating the team.
  • Vocation animation ministry – there are some also who are engaged in inviting some young women to participate in our virtual “come and see” meetings.