This week USCMA would like to introduce the Medical Mission Sisters. They were founded here in Washington, DC and are women full of passion – for wholeness, for justice, for life. In a world with so much suffering, pain – and potential – we strive to promote healing and wholeness in all aspects of life.
Their Sisters, from 23 nations, and associates (bother women and men) share one mission, “To be a healing presence at the heart of a wounded world.” They live this mission today in 17 countries on five continents, among people made poor, among those who have limited or no access to health care, and among those unjustly treated or oppressed.
Medical Mission Sisters share who they are as women, as persons drawn by God to be a healing presence, and who are an international community of Catholic Sisters in a wide variety of ways. Among them, through: health care and education; wholeness and wellness programs; the development of women; work for justice; worship and spirituality; and music and song.