About Us

We are the Missionary Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church, a religious Institute which was founded in 1970 by the Rt. Rev. Caesar Asili (RIP). The Head quarters of the Institute are located in Lira, Northern Uganda, East Africa.  The Institute has since its foundation grown and is now having 276 religious Sisters involved in Pastoral and Social activities, done through different ministries for the service of the people in different parts of the world. Currently, some sisters are working in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan  and Italy.

The activities carried out by the sisters aim at improving the livelihood of the people hence the Missionary sisters of Mary Mother the Church focus on working with people in their communities.

There are five fields/ministries through which the sisters fulfill their social and pastoral obligations. These are:
Medical
Education
Social Communication
Social Action
Catechesis

The sisters reach out to the people at the grassroot level taking care of orphans, the Aged, working in Hospitals, Health Centers and Dispensaries.  Others are teaching in schools from Kindergarten level to Secondary, Vocational, and Tertiary Institutions/Universities. Also, some sisters are involved in Mass communication whereby they reach the grassroot people with information concerning integral development and peoples’ state of life on different issues through media. Catechesis is also done through teaching people at different levels, for example teaching the children, the youth, married couples and offering counseling services.

The Missionary Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church is a legal entity registered with the Registrar of Trustees and that is why the Institute has the capacity to engage in activities that enhance people’s spiritual and physical development within and beyond its area of jurisdiction.

In order to effectively implement both the spiritual and physical development programmes, the Institute has put effort in capacity building enhancement through training the sisters in the aforementioned fields.

This is because the Institute has the sole mandate of enhancing the pastoral, social welfare of the poor, marginalized and the disadvantaged wherever the sisters are working.

The Vision

Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and witnessing to people that God is love, love attained by following Jesus Christ, after the manner of our Blessed Mother Mary.

The Mission

We are a Religious Missionary Institute called to a life of prayer and to continue the redemptive work begun by Christ and the radiation of the image and likeness of Christ.

 We radiate the Joy and compassionate Love of God to all people:  the poor, the oppressed, the abandoned and the vulnerable in our Society.  We promote the dignity of women, men, children and the less fortunate in society in Christ-like manner and we build communities of justice, peace and reconciliation wherever we serve. These are effected through our ministries.

Core Values

MSMMC will ensure that the following values cement or glue together their Vision and Mission so as to produce worthwhile results:

Commitment to life-long formation and evangelization, the re-evangelization of inactive people of God and to the development of new models of formation for children and youth.

Embodiment of our Gospel values through healing, education, Social action, Social communication, Catechesis and service to our sisters and brothers.

Commitment to celebrating liturgy that invite people to be active participants, transformed and empowered to go forth, proclaiming and living the Gospel.

Accountability, transparency, Collaboration, sharing, charity, solidarity and transformation focusing on a world in which the above are being eroded.

Hospitality and welcoming that builds and fosters a sense of community.

Collaborative leadership that encourages initiative and an environment within which new ideas can emerge and be supported;

Diversity within our multicultural Institute, always striving to be more inclusive while celebrating our differences;

Grateful reception of God’s blessings and commitment to the responsible use and generous sharing of God’s gifts.

Pursuit of social justice

 

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