Medical Missionaries of Mary

Scheduled to Visit:
St. John Paul II Parish, Scarborough

The Medical Missionaries of Mary are an international congregation of women religious founded by Mother Mary Martin in Nigeria in 1937. Desiring to share Christ's healing love, the sisters bring health services to people of different cultures where human needs are great. They serve so “that all may have life and have it in its fullness.”

MMMs come from 20 countries and are trained in a variety of health-related professions. They serve in Angola, Benin, Brazil, England, Honduras, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. With Mary as their model, their special concern is the care of mother and child and the fostering of family life.

The sisters are present to those who suffer, the oppressed, and those on the margins of life. Many are involved in services for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Others work to prevent human trafficking or assist the victims of it. 

Medical Missionaries of Mary aim to foster true human development, seeking God as they work for human wholeness. They work to address conditions contributing to poor health, such as access to clean water and nutritious food. They provide information on hygiene, disease prevention, and diet, while teaching skills to promote health and self-sufficiency.

If you would like to learn more about the Medical Missionaries of Mary, visit their website.