When Indonesian Sister Agatha Titi Prawati was studying to become a Medical Mission Sister, she was struck by our Society’s message of empowerment.
“Empowerment is a part of our life and mission as MMS,” Sister Agatha shares. “I also began to understand that empowerment was what I received when I was in formation [to become an MMS].”
After earning a degree in education and entering MMS in 1992, Sister Agatha set about helping others to become empowered. She provided welfare services for children living in slum areas and income-generating projects for adult women. Working in Pakistan, Sister Agatha participated in a nutrition program for malnourished children. Today she has returned to Indonesia and is a healing presence at Fatima Hospital, accompanying people who are suffering from diseases like leprosy.
Sister Agatha reflects: “This a world with many nations, cultures, languages, ethnicities, traditions, backgrounds and ways of doing things. These realities make me more aware that I am part of this larger world and that I cannot live in isolation. This understanding helps me to connect to the people and all of creation as I become more conscious that what I do will have an effect on others in the world.”