to God’s Reign of Peace and Justice
Who we are
We are an international group of Religious Sisters; women apostles rooted in faith and hope, ready to risk it all for the Lord.
What we do
We serve where human need is greatest prioritising the poor and marginalised, especially women and children.
We dedicate our lives to the spread of the Gospel, especially in Africa, by the witness of our lives and the sharing of our Faith.
OLA News Feed
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. It was first launched in 1991, and is currently the most widely recognized and longest-running campaign for women’s rights in the world and is focused on...
The Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights (ICBHR) is campaigning for new corporate accountability legislation to prevent abuses by making Irish-based companies accountable for a range of corporate human rights violations including forced labour, land grabs,...
Empowering Women and Girls
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.
Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
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.
Upcoming Justice Projects
Make it Your Business
The OLA Sisters, as founding members of the Irish Antenna of the AEFJN, are supporting the Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights.
Find our more here: OLA Sisters Co-Found New Irish Antenna of AEFJN
Visit our Justice Page
The Blessed Martyrs of Algeria were a group of nineteen people slain in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 during the Algerian Civil War. OLA sisters Angèle-Marie and Bibiane were among them.
|Sr Angèle-Marie was born 22 November 1933 in Tunis, Tunisia and entered the Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles in 1957. She made her first vows on 8 September 1959 before arriving in Bouzarea to aid in the running of an orphanage and boarding school for girls. She remained there from 1959 until 1964 when she started working at the Algiers School of Art in Belcourt where she worked until her death. She left Mass on the afternoon of 3 September 1995 alongside Sister Bibiane and was killed ten minutes later en route to the mission house.|
|Sr Bibiane was born 8 January 1930 in Gazeran, Yvelines, France and entered the Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles on 4 March 1959. She made her first vows on 8 March 1961 prior to being sent to Algeria to Constantine where she worked in a maternity ward. In 1964 she was sent to Algiers to assume charge of a sewing center for underprivileged students.Sr Bibiane was killed together with Sr Angèle-Marie just 100 meters from their house after having left Mass in the afternoon.|
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Charity Name: Sisters of Our lady of Apostles (OLA)
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20004576
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