Society News

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.

25 years at the UN

Medical Mission Sisters and Associates all over the world celebrated 25 years of official NGO status with the United Nations on October 24. Since receiving official NGO status with the UN, several MMS including Janet Gottschalk, Jane Blewett, Philo Morris and now Celine Paramundayil have collaborated with Religious and other NGOS to pursue our mutual passion: social, economic, environmental and gender justice.

Women Religious Should Have Vote at Synod

Medical Mission Sister, Birgit Weiler, a theologian and member of the Peruvian bishops’ pastoral ministry for the care of creation, was invited by Pope Francis to be one the experts to participate in the Synod at the Vatican officially titled The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for Integral Ecology. Along with other sisters Sr. Birgit voiced her concern that women should be included among synod voting members and in church leadership positions.

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