Her main work besides religious studies was with children and babies. She trained as a child-care supervisor, and in later years trained as an enrolled nurse working in our general hospital. 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. Sister says the main suffering today among the elderly is loneliness, particularly when children have moved on and a spouse had died.