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Mission Stories

Photo: Our Sister candidates in North India perform a dance to welcome people impacted by HIV/AIDS. Sister Rowena Miranda commented that their clients are mostly women and children as the men die early with the disease.

Hello Autumn!
Hello Autumn!

Photo courtesy of Sister Elona Stanchak

Indigenous Peoples' Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day

Opening in Kulmasa

Caring for Earth
Caring for Earth

Associate Selena Wilson recently led an art project with the women at the Thea Bowman Women’s Center in Kensington, Philadelphia. 

Please continue to keep India in your prayers, as well as the Kurji Holy Family Hospital in Patna, North India in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Enjoy this presentation of some of the extraordinary history of Medical Mission Sisters.  This presentation details the inception of MMS in 1925 and shares brief stories and photos of our Sisters and Associates who are living at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. Link to video is below.

Sister Betty Nabuguzi from West Africa has releases a brand new album.

Savarikadu villagers give thanks to MMS, standing on the left in the photo. 

Sister Jane Coyle was one of the first non-priests to be appointed to administer an urban parish in the United States!

Sister Betty Nagubuzi
Sister Betty Nagubuzi

Sister Betty Nagubuzi launched her new music album titled We Were Created to Love, January 31 in Techiman, Ghana.

Every year Sister Miriam Therese Winter and Associates Kristyn and Ed Manemeit collect and distribute thousands of toys, games, and other prizes to the children in the Hartford, CT area.

A collection of postcards discovered in our archives situates the Medical Mission Sisters in history, against a backdrop of significant world events in the twentieth century.

Sr. Mariam Julita Toppo makes vows for life in North India
Sr. Mariam Julita Toppo makes vows for life in North India
Typhoon hits the Philippines
Typhoon hits the Philippines

Typhoon Vamco slammed the Philippines early last month, including a devastating hit in an area MMS is newly accompanying. Our Filipino Sisters were able to solicit enough resources to share with four priority areas. Although Eco-HOME (Ecological – Healers of Mother Earth) Training Center is in this area it was safe as it is set on a high hill.

Associate Marge Sexton shares a delightful story of confronting grief with fun and song.

You don’t score political points on the backs of human trafficking survivors, and you don’t lie about human trafficking to scare voters. We are in this together.

It is with this collective and collaborative history in mind that we say we are alarmed and deeply disturbed by the intentional spread of conspiracy theories and disinformation about sex trafficking aiming to sow fear and division in order to influence the upcoming election. Anybody — political committee, public office holder, candidate, or media outlet — who lends any credibility to QAnon conspiracies related to human trafficking actively harms the fight against human trafficking. Indeed, any political committee, candidate, public office holder or media that does not expressly condemn QAnon and actively debunk the lies should be held accountable.

Lakota Instructions for Living passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman 

Interfaith Prayer held by the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, July 30, 2020

On her first trip west in the summer of 1893 the distinguished New England educator Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies." One hundred years later, in 1993, Sister Miriam Therese Winter wrote new stanzas to clearly include all of the Americas.