Social ministries cover a wide range of activities. In many parts of the world our sisters are involved in health care as nurses, doctors, administrators, midwives, health centre workers, psychologists, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, in hospice care for the elderly and sick, in homes for the physically and mentally disabled, in running day centres and other health care ministries. In several parts of the world where there is still need for this, we have homes for orphans and other children in need of residential care. This includes hostels for girls from very rural areas, for example in Nepal, who would not otherwise be able to have an education.
Other social ministries include advocacy, prison visiting, working with the homeless, the rescue and protection of young people from bonded labour, working with migrants and those seeking asylum, visiting the sick and elderly, and running social centres. Increasingly, our sisters are working with women with special needs such as trafficked women, vulnerable women, and with the Roma community.