Society News

First Vows in North East India

May 31, 2018. Medical Mission Sisters in North East India gathered at St. Joseph Church, Chumukedima to celebrate the Profession of First Vows of Srs. Hunsimai Matlang and Margret Lyngdoh as well as the Silver Jubilee of Medical Mission Sisters’ presence in Chumukedima, Nagaland. The Reverand Carolus Neisalhou Kuotsu, Vicar General of the Diocese of Kohima presided at the Eucharistic celebration which was followed by a festive meal at the Medical Mission Sisters house.

An active voice for Human Rights

After retiring from a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Medical Mission Sister Teresita Hinnegan from North America, Philadelphia, helped to co-found Dawn's Place, a center for trafficked women, in 2007. During that same year, she also opened the Center for the Empowerment of Women in Philadelphia. Since then, she has been an active voice in the struggle for human rights.

Associates make their commitment

In a joyful liturgical celebration, Nine Medical Mission Associates in Unit North America made their commitment on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Associate Bonnie Templeton made her first commitment while associate Peg Pfaff made her life time commitment. Seven of the nine associates renewed their commitment for five years; Loretta Cody, Karol Feld, Fran Pelham, Phil Pryjma, Jane Jones, Ray Mattern and Rita Maute.