Society News

Celebrating 50 years of "Joy is Like the Rain"

Medical Mission Sisters are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of “Joy Is Like the Rain” by our Sister Miriam Therese (MT) Winter. Recently we joined our friends at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut, where Sister MT is a Faculty Associate, to mark the occasion at a special concert.  Hartford Seminary also announced the new academic Chair it has established:  “The MT Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality.”  Sister has taught at the seminary for over 30 years and last year designed and became the first director of its Master of Arts in Transformative

MMS Mark World Water Day

On March 22, Medical Mission Sisters join many in marking World Water Day. Today, almost half the world's workers—1.5 billion people—work in water-related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. This year’s theme—water and jobs—focuses on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods, and transform societies and economies. Many of our Sisters are involved in clean water projects around the world. In Ethiopia, Sister Elaine Kohls has been active in ensuring safe and clean water for many years.

International Women's Day

On March 8, Medical Mission Sisters join millions around the world in marking International Women’s Day. Observed since the early 1900s, in many countries it is a national holiday. Thousands of events not only occur on this day but throughout the month of March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Medical Mission Sisters have advocated equality and opportunities for women for over 90 years on the five continents in which we serve.