Our presence in Ireland
The Religious Sisters of Charity was founded in Ireland, in 1815, by Mary Aikenhead. There she laid the foundations for the work of our congregation, visiting the sick and poor in their own homes, founding St. Vincent’s Hospital and opening our first school in Gardiner Street.
Our work today still falls into those same three categories of ministry:
- Education ministry
- Healthcare ministry
- Pastoral/social ministry
See the form our work takes in the Irish Province, detailed below.
Friends of Mary Aikenhead
The Friends of Mary Aikenhead are encouraged and supported to respond to the needs of the poor they see around them in their own way of life. The groups learn about the life, work and spirituality of Mary Aikenhead, to gain inspiration to continue her work of helping those in need.