Medical Mission Sisters in the UK
Healing Presence at the Heart of a Wounded World
Golden Jubilee of Sr Nichola Lovett
Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessing give my spirit voice;
Tender to me the promise of his word;
in God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.
On September 30th 2014, the 89th anniversary of our Society's foundation, we celebrated Sr Nichola's 50 years as a medical mission sister. The occasion was marked by Mass and a celebration meal at MMS-UK house in Clitherow Avenue, London.
The daughter of a French mother and an English-Scottish father, Nichola grew up in England, where she trained as a nurse-midwife/health visitor and worked in the bustling port of post-World War II Liverpool. She moved to Canada for several years, where she met the Sacree Indians and was touched by their innate dignity, their good manners and their gentle-sounding language. On returning to the UK she entered the Medical Mission Sisters and was assigned to East Africa. For the next thirty-four years she was part of multicultural MMS communities and worked with many different ethnic and tribal groups in Uganda and Kenya in community health. Now back in London, she works as a part-time hospital chaplain, and is much involved in work for justice and peace in the MMS-UK Local Group.