Medical Mission Sisters General Archives

The purpose of the Medical Mission Sisters General Archives is to collect, maintain and make available the documents created by the Generalate and those relating to the past and present history of the Society and its members.

Collections held

The archives contain the records of the Medical Mission Sisters congregation (aka Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries) at central level. The collection is divided into three main groups: the Special Collections where records relate to the foundation of the Society and the people who were involved in it (Dr Agnes McLaren, Fr Michael Mathis, The London Committee of the Catholic Medical Mission to Indian Women and Children). A whole group is dedicated to the papers of Mother Anna Dengel, foundress of the Congregation, The third group is the administrative records of the Society with some dating to the foundation days.

The MMS Congregation is present on five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia). Records held in the MMS General Archives are those generated by the leadership team, local records are held in the units.


The MMS General Archives is a private archive and access by appointment only and at the discretion of the Society Coordinator. Researchers are asked to apply in writing to visit the archives and fill a registration form at the time of their first visit.

Contact details

Enquiries to: Archivist
Address: 41 Chatsworth Gardens, London, W39LP, United Kingdom
Telephone: 02089926444


Further Readings

“The Central Archives of the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries”, by Sr Mary Leonara Major, in Catholic Archives No 8 pp 73