Sister Agnes Lobo, the youngest of eight children, was born in 1965 in Mangalore, India. She worked as a teacher in Punjab before joining the Medical Mission Sisters (MMS) in 1990. In 1993 she made her First Vows and made her Final Vows in 1999. Supervising the kitchen and dietary department at Holy Family Hospital in Mandar was Agnes’s first assignment as a Sister. While living in Mandar she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in social work and was involved in the clinic and development programs.
In 2011 Sister Agnes moved to Maner, India, where she embraced MMS’s passion for the empowerment of local women. The women have long experienced caste and class oppression, however, they are patiently coming together to address issues important to their lives. Sister Agnes shares, this is being accomplished “in collaboration with the NGOs working in the area. Several women stood for election to the various bodies, and today there are a few ward commissioners who are women.”
Sister Agnes also is a member of CHA-BIJAN (Catholic Health Association-Bihar, Jharkhand and Andaman), on the administration team at Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna, belongs to the Forum for Social Initiatives and is a member of the Diocesan Women’s Commission. She is the Coordinator of the Community Health Centre (CHC) and is currently active in vocation promotion in the Patna area.