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Witnessing to God’s Love in the World

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Panel Review of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 2024 Report: The Trafficking in Persons Report 2024 was on 24 June. Watch this year’s annual panel discussion to review the situation in Ireland. Read about it here: Discussing the 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report

Annual Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice: Our Annual Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice will return on 17 October. Bookings will open in September.

OLA Congregational Leader and President of the International Union of Superiors General, Sr Mary T Barron, was one of five women women religious representing UISG who took part in the First Session of the Synod 2021-2024. She shares her experience in the video above. For a summary of the video, CLICK HERE.

Since our beginnings the OLA have always paid special attention to the care of women and children. This is an essential part of our OLA identity.

In the course of our work, many of our Sisters encounter instances of gender-based violence. We offer care, support and counselling to women suffering from the ill effects of such violence. Some of our Sisters are engaged with groups working directly for justice for victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

In education, we often work in areas where girls do not have ready access to education. We support their struggle to obtain an education – where possible opening or helping administer schools specifically for girls.

Health care, specifically maternal and child health, have always been the primary focus of OLA work. Our health clinics offer good quality care, often in remote rural areas.

We are also working directly in the area of HIV/AIDS.

The work undertaken by our Sisters covers a range of areas and services, always seeking to empower and uplift women and girls.


The OLA Justice Desk promotes a more just world from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching through advocacy, awareness raising and working collaboratively on projects.

Visit our Justice Page

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