Ministries at Home & Worldwide

Ireland and Scotland .

  1. We participate in pastoral ministry where possible. In Ferbane, Mulhuddart and Girvan, the communities are inserted in the parishes while in Killiney and Rathmines it is one sister who sits as parish sister.
  2. The nursing home at Mount Sackville is our largest community, where we care for or frail, elderly and sick old sisters. In the other communities many sisters are retired either from work in this province o returned missionaries.
  3. For all our sisters their principal ministry is PRAYER. Through community and personal prayer they share in Christ’s great work of redemption and humanity.
  4. Our community living itself is a witness to the Christian way of living because it demands a spirit of generosity and kindness, of forgiveness and tolerance, willing to help and serve wherever we can.

Internationally

Since the beginning of the congregation, our sisters have tried to respond to the urgent needs of our times, open to a diversity of works at the service of all people.

 

  • The sisters came to Ireland with a view to encourage Irish women to join and dedicate their lives to the mission of Christ
  • Education has always been an important ministry. In Anne Marie Javouhey’s time there were so many children abandoned as a result of wars and revolution with no one to teach and instruct them in the faith. This was the first task that Anne Marie set herself and her sisters.  Today in every country where we are, we run schools at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, ready to take on specialized schools for those both physically and intellectually challenged.
  • There was so much sickness and disease as a result of the European Wars at that time that Anne Marie saw the need to train some of her sisters as nurses. Every kind of illness and misery was attended to including the mentally ill, the lepers and the old frail people who had no one to care for them as well as children abandoned or orphaned.  Today this ministry of caring for the sick is still very much to the fore with our sisters in India, Africa and elsewhere running hospitals and clinics, going to where people need their help.
  • Some of our sisters are especially trained in social work and serve also as prison chaplains and parish workers. The variety of services rendered is as wide as the needs of the people with whom our sisters live and work.