Social exclusion and pastoral care needs are as prevalent in the 21 Century world as they were when Nano Nagle was ministering to the poor and needy of Cork, Ireland, in the 1700s.

Nano worked to improve conditions for those she encountered who required care –whatever the person’s social standing or circumstances. She visited prisoners and their families, took care of prostitutes, cared for those who were wretched ill, often due to hunger and poor sanitation and the reality that the poor have to endure.

Echoing down through the ages many of the issues that existed in Nano’s time still exist now and those who follow in the footsteps of Nano across the globe endeavour to fill the needs that they encounter to promote social inclusion both through working with individuals and through influencing policy by engaging with social policy makers.

Our Social and Pastoral Ministries

Click on the flags below to see examples of our social and pastoral projects and ministries inspired by Nano Nagle