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Sister Usha Gaikwad

Sister Usha 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 in 1967 in a village in Maharashtra, India, Sister Usha joined our Community “to be a healing presence to others, especially the sick, the neglected and the poor.” She first served at Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna, and made her Final Vows in 1999.

Sister Usha shares, “During my hospital ministry, caring for the newborns and patients made me grow in dependence on God and reach out with care, love and compassion. This has given me such joy and contentment in life.”

In Goa, India, Sister Usha was in mission with women interested in our Community. She took a course for this mission at the Jesuit Center in Patna. She says, “Accompanying young women was a great blessing as I was able to share in each one’s sacred journey, grow in faith, dependence on God and belief in the guidance of the Spirit.”

In 2009, Sister Usha joined our Holistic Health Center in Pune. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in 2010, and is involved with health education and outreach. Students from ten different nursing colleges take the basic holistic health course offered at the center.

Sister Usha reflects, “My whole life is a response to God’s love, a life of unity and harmony, integrating myself in the community and ministry…the healing mission has given meaning to my life.”

February 1, 2012