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Sister Marielena Ridad

Ridad_MarielenaSister Marielena Ridad was born on the island of Negros in the Philippines in 1939. She earned a B.S. in Administration before she entered our Community in 1961. Her first assignment was to Germany to assist with the preparation of projects for international funding agencies. She soon returned to the Philippines and helped with vocation promotion work. Sister Marielena then began a decades-long journey with the people of Venezuela that continues today. She served at Hospital Coromoto in Maracaibo for several years. After it closed, she began living and working in the barrio. She helped form a Christian Communities Cooperative and a Center for the Socio-Political Formation. She also helped organize the first group of Medical Mission Sisters Associates in Venezuela. Sister Marielena has served as Sector Coordinator of Latin America and as a Chapter Delegate. She joyfully celebrated her Golden Jubilee last year among the people who claim her heart.

Reopening Mission in Malawi

scan0006Medical Mission Sisters are reopening a mission in Malawi in early 2015. Our first healing presence in the nation, begun in 1959, extended over almost 50 years. Three of our Sisters from Malawi and one from Kenya will now be in mission in partnership with two other Congregations—in Nguludi Catholic Hospital and at the Catholic University; both in the Diocese of Blantyre. We wish them all the best!

Caption: Medical Mission Sister Lilia Conol, who passed away in 2010, was instrumental in involving Malawian communities in assisting AIDS orphans during her many years in mission in the country.