Society News

Sr. Miriam Paul Klaus receives the Anton Neuwirth prize

Congratulations to Sister Miriam Paul Klaus, who made a recent trip overseas to commemorate 25 years of the presence of Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the Context of Adult Responsibility) in Slovakia. With the help of a few colleagues, Sister founded the program in 1980 to help adolescents gain a sense of “ownership of their bodies” by educating them about their fertility patterns and the consequences of engaging in intercourse prematurely. Teen STAR is now present in 35 countries around the world.

 

Echoing the Sustainable Development Goals

The mission of the Medical Mission Sisters echoes in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations. One of the goals, to be achieved by 2030, is to end poverty. Understanding that economic poverty is a contributor to poverty of spirit, Associate Sr. Selena Wilson, OP, and Medical Mission Sister Lucy Klein-Gebbinck have chosen to live as a ministry of presence in Camden, NJ. Camden is the poorest big city of its size in the U.S.

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.

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