The social ministry of the Congregation of Jesus, both in the UK and worldwide.
'That word Justice and those in former times that were called just persons, works of justice, done in innocence...these things often since occurred to my mind with a liking for them' Mary Ward 1615
In solidarity with the poor we accept the challenge to live simply and to work together for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Sr Pat Robb acts as the Justice and Peace animator and 'links person' between Rome and the Province.
Sisters Anna and Josie, who have lived and worked for 17 years on a marginalised estate in East Hull – an area of multiple deprivation according to national statistics, have handed on their work to the Daughters of Charity (founded by St Vincent de Paul in the 17th century) who will take over in April 2014.
The community has shared its premises with the local community to meet some of the needs of residents- this has led to the setting up of St Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre with its own legal and financial structure and the employment of key staff to fund and fulfil the aims of the Centre.
CJ Social Ministries Worldwide
Social Ministries cover a wide range of activities. In many parts of the world our sisters are involved in health care as hospital workers, nurses, doctors, administrators, mid-wives, health centre workers, psychologists, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, AIDS workers, in hospice care for the elderly and sick, in homes for the physically and mentally disabled, in running day centres and other health care ministries. In areas of the world where there has been conflict we have homes for orphans and other children in need of residential care.
Other social ministries include advocacy, prison visiting, working with the homeless, the rescue and protection of young people from bonded labour, working with migrants and those seeking asylum, visiting the sick and elderly, and running social centres. Increasing our sisters are working with women with special needs such as trafficked women, vulnerable women, and with the Roma community.
By kind permission of the CJ Central Website in Rome