50 years ago, Sister Speciosa Babikinamu made her First Profession of Vows and became the first Medical Mission Sister from Africa. A trained nurse and midwife, she has worked in multiple MMS hospitals, in addition to founding the Traditional Birth Attendant Program in Kasanga (which was adapted by the Ugandan Government!). She advises younger MMS: “do not spend your youthful years trying to decide. Do not be afraid of mistakes. God knows you well and knows better your desires and good intentions.”
Caption: In a joyful ceremony on January 5, 2019, Sister Speciosa, pictured here with several women who are preparing to enter MMS, celebrated her Golden Jubilee.