Society News

Working with Rohingya Refugees

On June 22, 2018, Betsy Hague, a Medical Mission Sisters Associate, left for Bangladesh to work with the Rohingya Muslim refugees. While at the camp, Betsy connected with a female doctor who asked her to work with the midwives at the camp, helping them with various skills in working with the women who have been so traumatized. She also went to several classes that had already been planned and met most of the midwives with the intention of giving them some support and ideas for doing group work at the clinic.

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.