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Servant Leadership

On February 2, 2018 Medical Mission Sisters in the Philippines participated in celebrating the Day of Consecrated Life. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines urged religious men and women to be real servant leaders. The washing of her feet by a consecrated person represented by Nympha symbolized the servanthood of religious to oppressed and marginalized people. The woman is an Overseas Filipino Worker or (OFW) who was injured on the job but received no medical help from her employer.

Pursuit of Justice – A Prophetic Response in India

Medical Mission Sister Babita Kumari Das recently spoke at the National Lawyers Forum Conference in New Delhi on empowering Dalits, an Indian caste group that has suffered notable discrimination, even within the Catholic Church. Priests and religious lawyers gathered for the first time to reflect on the theme: Pursuit of Justice – A Prophetic Response in India.

Medical Mission Sisters visit the cyclone hit area in South India

Sisters Rosamma Vadakethalackal and Mini Amalolbhaven recently visited the families affected by the Ochki cyclone which struck South India in early December. Thirteen fishermen remain missing. Sisters Rosamma and Mini also participated in a march urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide relief and enact preventative measures for the future. The Sisters observed that “families, relatives and the entire neighborhood join the affected in their pain and suffering by being together, sharing, serving meals and praying together.”