Ministry

" Called to be a Healing Presence "
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Ministry


Healing is the essence of our charism, the heart of our identity. Wholeness is the passion and is at the core of how we see life. In every ministry, each of the Medical Mission Sisters strives to be a healing presence in the community of life. We focus on responding to the emerging health needs, the cry of Earth our common home, the escalating violence, exploitation and injustice against women and children, the needs of the children, youth and migrants, and faith formation.

We express our healing presence in a variety of ways. An integrated approach that strives to bring health, healing and wholeness at the heart of the wounded community of life is our thrust. This is expressed in hospital based health care, community health, alternate health care, drugless therapies, therapeutic counselling, response to HIV/AIDS, de-addiction and rehabilitation of victims of drugs and alcohol, action against human trafficking, protection of ecology, environment and bio-diversity, safe migration of the poor, promotion of sustainable development, enhancement of socio-economic-cultural determinants of health, pastoral and palliative ministry, advocacy, justice and other issue based activities. In all these, the focus is to bring about justice and dignity to women, children and other marginalized sections of the society. The journey into this new world reality continues in collaboration, partnership and networking with Church, Religious, Government and likeminded groups at all levels.

Today we, the Medical Mission Sisters in South India continue the spirit and charism of our foundress Mother Anna Dengel “to be the healing presence of Christ the Healer”, in five States of India living in 15 communities.