Her main work besides religious studies was with children and babies. She trained as a nurse and a child-care supervisor. Sister also cared for the elderly sick and disabled in our different Homes of Compassion. Today Sister Mary lives in Hastings where she visits the elderly in their own homes and the local hospital. Mary belongs to the Vincent de Paul Society, the Parish of St Peter Chanel and the Passionist Family Group and shares in their activities as frequently as possible. Sister says the main suffering today among the elderly is loneliness, particularly when children have moved on and a spouse had died.