Medical Mission Sisters and Associates are celebrating the 125th birthday of our Foundress, Anna Dengel. Born on March 16, 1892, in Steeg, Austria, Anna was the oldest of nine children. Because her own mother died when she was a young girl, she was especially moved by the unmet health, education and development needs of women, wherever they happened to live. Anna continues to be an inspiration to many and has greatly contributed to the health and hope in people’s lives around the world. Following her vision, and with gratitude to her, we continue to be a healing presence to tens of thousands in need in our wounded world today.