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Social and pastoral work

The following are examples of the social and pastoral work undertaken by individual sisters:


  • Working in parishes, visiting, helping in catechetical programmes and helping parishioners develop their spiritual lives
  • Administrative and secretarial support to Church organisations
  • Community social work with the homeless
  • Pastoral care/chaplaincy in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and prisons
  • Advocacy and support for asylum seekers and refugees
  • Various justice and peace initiatives
  • Spiritual direction, retreat work and guiding prayer groups
  • Bereavement counselling/ bereavement support groups
  • Service to people with addiction problems
  • Care and support for couples where one member has Alzheimer’s disease