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What We Do

Mary Potter did not limit the Sisters to any one particular work or Ministry.    

The Sisters in the past mostly worked in our Hospital’s as Nurses, Physiotherapist, Laboratory technician, Doctor and Radiographer. They Irish province ran a training school for student nurses as that seemed to be the need at that time. Today since we do not run Hospital’s in Ireland, we are open to new initiatives to meet emerging needs and to be a healing presence in our world. We are involved in a variety of ministries/work in our local areas for example prayer, leadership and administration, parish ministry, pastoral ministry in hospital, hospice, prison, spiritual direction, vocation ministry, counselling, adults groups, International missionary work and reaching out to refugees and the homeless. The retired Sisters continue to live life as fully as possible in their home and are cared for by our Sisters and loving staff with dignity and respect. 

International Missions Square

International missionary work

The South Africa and Zimbabwe Region was historically a Region of the Irish Province of the Little Company of Mary. There remains a very strong link between them, with a number of Irish Sisters living and working in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The Sisters in South Africa and Zimbabwe minister to the sick, poor and needy. We respond to international crisis by supporting other charities throughout the world.

Nuns in Prayer room


Our life is nourished by daily personal and communal prayer, prayer of the Church, contemplation, adoration, prayer for the sick, dying and suffering of the world, Liturgy, Lectio Divina, Eucharistic celebration, the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, shared community life and prayer.

Where We Work person walking church in background

Where We Work

The Little Company of Mary is a world-wide ministry. We have Sisters, Associates and Affiliates based in various places in Ireland.

Safeguarding Policies

Our Safeguarding Policy

The Little Company of Mary Sisters respects the dignity and rights of all people especially children and are committed to providing best practice to ensure their safety and protection by our Safeguarding policy. The Little Company of Mary follows the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.