Society News

Attat Hospital Celebrates 50 Years

Medical Mission Sisters have been responding to the needs of the local people in Attat, Ethiopia, for 50 years.  Attat Hospital and its extensive integrated health services cover a population of 800,000 people. In addition to in-patient care, women’s groups, water and sanitation activities, village first-aid stations and leadership training are offered.  Attat Hospital also is a center for HIV/AIDS therapy, counseling and testing, and provides home-based care for persons living with AIDS.

Providing a restorative opportunity to those struggling with addiction

June 27, 30 years ago, Medical Mission Sister, Margaret McKenna and a colleague purchased a broken-down shell of a house in North Philly, with the vision of providing a restorative opportunity to those struggling with addiction. Three decades later the program, New Jerusalem, has five buildings that house 20-25 recovering addicts, men and women who find success through the holistic community-focused model.


Eco-Spirituality Retreat

Medical Mission Sisters in Unit East Africa had a wonderful retreat on Eco-Spirituality from in May 2019 which was conducted by Elly Verrijt, MMS a recognized international workshop and retreat leader in Ecological Spirituality and Awareness from Unit Netherlands. Elly first gave a retreat to the postulants and Benedictine Nuns in Tororo, Uganda, then to the sisters at Namugongo Retreat Center, Kampla, Uganda. She then proceeded to Nairobi, Kenya to give the same retreat to the MMS novices and sisters in Kenya.