One Heart, One Mission:
Witnessing to God’s Love in the World

Our Mission

What we do

Who we are

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Event at Ardfoyle: Save the date for an Earth Day event at Ardfoyle in collaboration with the Cork Three Faiths Forum on April 27th. Details will follow shortly.

Facebook Live Panel Review of TIP 2024 Report: In June/July, subject to the release of the 2024 report, we will host a Facebook Live Panel Review on Trafficking in Persons (TIP 2024) report.

Annual Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice: Our Annual Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice will return in October (date to be confirmed).

Stay Updated and Engage: Follow our social media channels to stay updated on various awareness campaigns, and don’t forget to share our posts to spread the word!.

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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