Society News

Sustainable farming techniques

When a local man learned that manure was the secret ingredient that MMS in Uganda’s Tororo community used to produce flourishing plants on their eco-farm, he decided to give it a try. The result was a substantial increase in yields on his banana plantation! He is one of many people in the region who are benefitting from MMS's workshops and other efforts to provide education about alternative, sustainable farming techniques that allow community members to support their families without depleting resources.

Human Trafficking Advocate

Tucked away in a back office of Medical Mission Sisters North American Headquarters in Philadelphia, Sister Teresita Hinnegan is hard at work on a documentary film project that is perhaps the culmination of her years of work to fight human trafficking. At 90 years old, she may not have as much of a spring in her step as she did in her younger days, but her "fire and flame" for gender equality burns as fiercely as ever. It is her passion that drives her to continue raising awareness about the plight of women around the world.

Thea Bowman Women's Center Reopens

Sister Maria Hornung, along with other Medical Mission Sisters, are thrilled to help facilitate the reopening of the Thea Bowman Women’s Center in Kensington, Philadelphia. The Center was originally opened by Franciscan Sisters in 1989 and serves as a "drop-in" outreach facility where women who are marginalized by poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma and commercial sex work are invited to rest, shower and have a hot meal in a safe place. Please join us in praying for healing and well-being for the women who come to the Center.

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