Loreto Sisters have lived in Ho Chi Minh City for over 15 years and work in a variety of ministries. There are eight professed Vietnamese Sisters and one Australian Sister.
The main ministry of the Sisters is managing the St Mary’s Hostel for disadvantaged young Catholic women from the countryside who go to university or college in the city.
One of the Vietnamese Sisters is missioned to Gari-uai, a village near Bacau, Timor-Leste to oversee a vibrant kindergarten and community centre. Another Sister studies English in Australia and is involved in various ministries.
Other Sisters are studying Theology as well as teaching in charity schools (schools allowed by the government for disadvantaged students who are not able to attend government schools). One Sister is a nurse working in a clinic and another does volunteer work at Loreto Vietnam, a registered NGO.