Born in Ghana, West Africa, in 1956, Sister Edith Dug-yi was the sixth of 10 children. Before entering the Medical Mission Sisters in 1991, she worked as a public health nurse for 10 years. For 20 years, Sister was in mission in Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya. She served in formation ministry in Kenya for seven years.
In 2010, Sister Edith returned to Ghana and joined the staff at the Center for Spiritual Renewal in Kumasi. Begun by Medical Mission Sisters Ellen Hummel and Jean Salgot, and a Missionary of Africa priest, the Center has had a pivotal role in the formation of African Christians since the early 1970s. Sister Edith shares, “As a community member, I have grown in a deeper sense of belonging, not only to my immediate community, but to the Society as a whole. More and more, I also see myself as a child of the world, and not just to my family or a particular nationality, and so what affects the world affects me.”
Sister Edith recently served as our Community’s District Coordinator for West Africa. She combined this important internal ministry with her special spiritual formation ministry at the Center for Spiritual Renewal. In 2015, she was elected to our new Society Leadership Team in London.