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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.

Pursuit of Justice – A Prophetic Response in India

Medical Mission Sister Babita Kumari Das recently spoke at the National Lawyers Forum Conference in New Delhi on empowering Dalits, an Indian caste group that has suffered notable discrimination, even within the Catholic Church. Priests and religious lawyers gathered for the first time to reflect on the theme: Pursuit of Justice – A Prophetic Response in India.