MMM Blog

What a Child!

Sr. Prisca Ovat, MMM    Kenya 20.12.2021 Several generations have passed, yet Christmas remains. Our faith in the divine incarnation remains alive and even stronger than the time of this original event. Why do we have to go through this every year? Would it be appropriate to say it is […]

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Christmas in New Mexico

by Ann Hook AMMM    U.S.A.    19.12.2021 As I look back over the past fifty years, I see how the Christmas traditions I hold dear have changed.

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A Family Christmas in Tanzania

by Moira Brehony   AMMM    Ireland/Tanzania  18.12.2021 As a family we have spent Christmas in East Africa for more than thirty years. What makes Christmas so special is that preparation for Christmas day begins one week before the big day. Assembling the crib of our African figurines and local […]

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The ‘O’ Antiphons

by Sr. Sheila Campbell MMM   Ireland   17.12.2021 Let’s be honest here. Before I entered MMM I had never heard of the ‘O’ antiphons.  I am sure I am not alone!  They are short prayers said each evening during the Divine Office on the seven days between December 17th and December […]

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Seeing in a new way

by Sr. Noeleen Mooney, MMM  Ireland  16.12.2021 I never cease to be in awe of the fact that simply looking down a microscope can be enough to recognize the cause of some of the most common parasitic and bacterial diseases.   My early years in laboratory training had a lot […]

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Lighting a Candle

  by Sr. Sheila Campbell MMM      Ireland         13.12.2021   Yesterday I went to our parish church for Mass and, as I arrived early, sat watching as other people came in. The first old man who arrived took his time and shuffled up to the side altar […]

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Memories of Mother Mary Martin 1

by Paddy Townley, Drogheda    Ireland  11.12.2021 The Teddy Boys: I have a memory of Mother Mary Martin. It was one evening the Teddy boys had a big fight downtown. There were about 10 Teddy boys, and they were taken to Casualty in the Hospital by six Guardai (policemen). The […]

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The Tiny Miracle

by Sr. Prisca Ovat, MMM  Kenya 08.12.2021 While some may refer to this as a tiny miracle, it is, for us, a huge success. Stephen Macharia was a successful taxi driver who first suffered a stroke and shortly afterwards a fall, resulting in a dislocation on his already paralyzed hand. […]

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Honouring our Treasure

by Vera Grant  AMMM   Ireland   06.12.2021 I knelt on the floor surrounded by all my treasures, boxed up, sealed and unwanted. The labelling was finished, Waterford Crystal glasses, bowls and vases; Tyrone Crystal glasses and condiment sets, Blue Willow plates, serving dishes and fruit bowls, ornaments, coffee pots, milk […]

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Bubbles – Lessons from Covid

by Sr. Sheila Campbell, MMM   Ireland    04.12.2021 Last night we had a community gathering of Sisters in my house.  It was to be only a short meeting.  Some in the group had other responsibilities and things to do.  So, there was a certain anxiety to get on with […]

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