MMM – 70 Years On
The Medical Missionaries of Mary Order was founded in Nigeria in 1937 by Dublin born Mary Martin. Mary Martin was born in 1892 and served in the Great War of 1914 as a volunteer nurse. Because of the suffering she saw there, and subsequently in Nigeria, she set up a medical order of nuns to care for the suffering, especially Mothers and young infants. Their motto is ‘Rooted and Founded in Love.’ Sr. Isabelle Smith told Eileen Good about this remarkable woman and the Order, as they celebrate 70 years in existence.