MMM Communications, Rosemount, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, IRELAND.
Mission Development 4425 W 63rd St., Ste 100 Chicago, IL 60629-5530
MMMs and MMM Associates celebrate the Golden Jubilee of profession of Sisters Anne Marie Hubbard and Mary Donato in Somerville, MA.
In 1950 our Foundress, Mother Mary Martin, visited the United States at the invitation Archbishop Richard Cushing. He later became a Cardinal and remained a close friend of MMM all his life. That same year, our first community was established on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.
Before long a larger house was needed and a novitiate was opened on Arlington Street in Winchester. From there our American Sisters set out for far-away places, when they had completed their novitiate and professional studies. That community is now located in Somerville, MA.
In the following decades, MMM made foundations in New York, Chicago, San Diego, and in Clinchco, Virginia. Over the years, the services provided by Sister Bernadette Kenny and her Health Wagon Team in Clinchco have won several awards. Sister Bernadette still lives in Clinchco and advocates for the wellbeing of the people of that deprived coal-mining region of Appalachia.
Like all our foundations in the northern hemisphere, our communities in the United States provide support for our overseas work.
Mission Appeals in Catholic parishes assigned to us provide substantial support for our work in healthcare and development. They involve thousands of miles of travel each year for Sisters who tell the churchgoers about our overseas services. We are deeply grateful to all who share our work in this way. Those who staff our Development Office at 4425 West 63rd Street, Chicago, work very hard at fundraising all year round.
Several Sisters who have had many years of mission experience now work in the USA.