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Sister Josephine Brannigan

Sister Josephine is one of 600 Medical Mission Sisters and 80 Associates in 17 nations trying to be present to others in the spirit of Jesus the Healer.

Born and raised in South Shields, North East England, Sister Josephine completed her nursing studies in Newcastle on Tyne. She worked in New York for four years, then returned to England and joined our Community.

Sister Josephine’s first overseas assignment, in 1961, was to Amman, Jordan, where she was part of an international group of our Sisters who opened a new hospital. Her next mission was at Holy Family Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. She then returned to England, where she became certified as a midwife, and served as District Coordinator until 1980.

Returning to ministry in Pakistan, Sister Josephine served for eight years at St. Teresa’s Hospital in Mirpukhas, Sindh. She then repatriated to England, and worked in a home for women with learning difficulties. In collaboration with the Sisters of Mercy, Sister Josephine helped to establish a residential home for frail older people in Hexham, Northumberland.

In 2004, Sister Josephine was again elected as our District Coordinator in England. She presently serves as health care coordinator for our English Sisters.

March 1, 2012