“We are called to both be the light for others and to see the light in them, no matter what.”
-Sister Rosemary Moynihan, SC, PhD, Board Chair, CMMB
In early December 2018, I traveled to New York City to attend a special event hosted by the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB). We celebrated the organization’s most significant achievements in 2018 and honored board members, partners and donors. I was honored for my service as a board member of the CMMB from 2010-2015.
Guests were treated to an exclusive preview of All the Light You Choose to See, CMMB’s photography exhibition documenting former child soldiers in South Sudan. This beautiful and moving collection of photographs perfectly illustrates CMMB’s mission to provide health and dignity to people and communities living in extreme poverty.
As CMMB’s Board Chair, Sister Rosemary Moynihan recently wrote, “We are experiencing a time of great polarization, and natural and social strife. But it’s also a time of great hope. Despite whatever exists, there is always light, and it’s important to choose to live in the light.”
CMMB is committed to “living in the light.” This international, faith-based non-governmental organization provides long-term, cooperative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to health care. For over a century, it has worked to strengthen and support these communities through health care programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.
CMMB’s strategic focus is women’s and children’s health. Together with its partners, it delivers sustainable health services in targeted communities within Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
You can learn more about CMMB and its work around the world, here.