What We Do
The Sisters in the past mostly worked in our Hospitals as Nurses, Physiotherapists, Laboratory Technicians, Doctors and Radiographers. The Irish province ran a training school for student nurses.
Today, we don’t run Hospitals in Ireland. Instead, we’re involved in social and pastoral work. That work happens in hospitals, hospices and prisons and takes the form of counselling and chaplaincy. Sisters are also involved in work with refugees and the homeless. We’re active in bereavement support groups and environmental work.
How we allocate our assets
We support our retired Sisters to live life as fully as possible and ensure they are cared for with dignity and respect. We provide significant financial support to charities working with the most vulnerable members of society, here in Ireland and overseas, as you can see from the chart below.
|Name of Charity/Group||Financial support in 2021|
|Peter McVerry Trust||€200,000|
|Dublin Simon Community||€150,000|
|St Vincent de Paul, National Office||€50,000|
|Capuchin Day Centre||€50,000|
|Simon Community, mid-West||€15,000|
Haiti earthquake appeal (€2,000)
|St Vincent de Paul, Limerick||€10,000|
|St Vincent de Paul, Ballinteer||€10,000|
|Merchants Quay Ireland||€10,000|
|Unicef, Covid Vaccine||€10,000|
|Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI)||€10,000|
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.
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
The Little Company of Mary is a world-wide ministry. We have Sisters, Associates and Affiliates based in various places in Ireland.
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.