As Salesian Sisters we work in a variety of areas, many still active in our work for young people and women. Some however have come to a stage where they need special care which we provide for. The activities carried out by the Salesian Sisters in Ireland fall generally into the following categories:
Through our schools in Limerick and state schools in Dublin some teach fulltime or part-time and others work on a voluntary basis in various supports, in the Salesian style, focused on the most disadvantaged.
Many youth clubs and leadership training courses are run or supported by Salesian Sisters with the help of volunteers and aimed at meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people
We work with families, in the National Children’s Detention Centre, and others on a part-time or voluntary basis in this area.
Many Sisters were involved on a voluntary basis in young adult education, literacy, women’s groups, prayer groups.
Our concern for the poor in developing countries is expressed through awareness raising in the schools, missionary Sisters, the Province Mission Promotion Office, advocacy work in Crosscare, English classes with immigrants and though VIDES which promotes voluntary service on our missions abroad.
A number of Sisters are qualified and work as counsellors/art therapists. The Blue Box Centre continues to provide an art therapy service that is affordable and accessible to vulnerable young people and their families.
Ecology is kept on the provincial agenda through the work of the provincial ecology group, raising awareness of how our style of life affects those third world countries.
Sisters work full-time as part of parish Teams and a number also work on a voluntary basis in parishes.