Most of the documents are letters between members of the congregation and the Superior General. There is much detail concerning the foundation of the Medical Missionaries of Mary, established in 1937 by Mother Mary Martin. This material includes:

Early correspondence with Most Revd Paschal Robinson, OFM and Mgr D. Enrici, Most Revd A Riberi, DD, Most Revd James Moynagh DD, His Eminence Cardinal MacRory, SC of Propaganda Fide, Revd Hugh Kelly SJ, Revd P Whitney, St Patrick's Kiltegan, Benedictines Friars, Dom Gerard, OSB, Dom Bede Lebbe, Dom David, OSB.

The first foundation was at Collon village, and this was a temporary noviciate.
The material in the archive includes the following:
Noviciate: Mistress of Novices, Boston: Anua/Drogheda, courses of instruction, etc.
Visitations that Medical Missionaries made to new foundations including Calabar/Ogoja/Tanganyika
Congregation raised to Pontifical Status
Report on the history and conditions of the Houses and their institutes
Annals from the various foundations Afikpo, Ikom, Turkana, etc., c.19 houses in all
Directives to Superiors
General Council Meetings, 1948-1962
Silver Jubilee of the Medical Missionaries of Mary

ID Glasgow:
Superior General, about appointments
The Profession and Education of Sisters (one complete section)
Sisters' letters
Circular letters
Canonical Examinations

Foundations in Ireland, Europe, USA and Africa
Histories of various foundations, various synopsis
Diaries from various foundations
Bound copies of magazines
Press cuttings

Early account books of Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

Diocesan correspondence:
From 20 dioceses in which sisters were organised.

Correspondence about hospital foundation, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, Management of the School of Nursing in the International Missionary Training Hospital
Clinical reports
Specialist recognition in courses Material reating to Waterford Maternity Hospital.
Dealings with the Department of Health and local County Councils

Holy See:
Dispensations mostly

Lay missionaries, includes nurses, doctors, lay missionaries
Various organisations
Medical Mission Society
The making of the film 'Visitation'
Special publications
Fund raising activities
Press cuttings about the Medical Missionaries of Mary
Account books
Vocations in the early years of the congregation
Correspondence with other religious congregations, for example, the Sisters of St Columban, Sisters of the Holy Rosary, Benedictines, etc.
There is a large collection of letters of Miss Marie Helena Martin to her mother and her family, dating from 1915-1921. A number of these letters were written while Miss Martin worked as a VAD [Voluntary Aid Detatchment] nurse in France and Malta during the First World War.

AccessThe Medical Missionaries of Mary Archive is a private archive but enquiries from researchers are welcomed. Access to the archive is by prior appointment only.
Date1915-1921; 1948-1962
Century19th, 20th
Repository NameMedical Missionaries of Mary Archive
AddressBeechgrove Drogheda County Louth
EircodeA92 XKXO
Telephone(041) 981-5987
Repository Web Address
CommentThe information listed was taken from lists available in the archive. We are grateful for the assistance provided by the Sisters of the Medical Missionaries of Mary.