In Ireland and Wales educational needs provided the primary channel for our mission coming alive in our minstry. Communities established schools at first and second levels and one third level college. More recently, in accord with Angela’s advice to adapt “as the passage of time and other circumstances” suggest, we mediate God’s care for the world through additional ministries: health care; prayer and retreat ministry; spiritual direction; counselling; working in diocesan and parish pastoral ministries; working with marginalized peoples e.g. the poor, the travelling community, prison chaplaincy and the homeless; family ministry and social services.
Discerning new ministries involves a valuing of individual talents allied to a careful reading of the signs of the times. The constant mission of all our ministries, traditional and new, is to share God’s love with others.