APOSTOLIC MINISTRY

APOSTOLIC MINISTRY

1. MEDICAL SERVICE

To serve our Lord in the sick, in accordance with St. Vincent’s spirit, St. Vincent’s Hospital opened on June 3, 1967. St. Vincent’s Hospital, a member of the hospitals of the Catholic University of Korea, is now serving in the local community with over 800 beds and the Sisters are working for those who are suffering from diseases in medical care, hospital ministry, and management.
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THE CATHOLIC UNIV. OF KOREA ST. VINCENT'S HOSPITAL

To serve our Lord in the sick, in accordance with St. Vincent’s spirit, St. Vincent’s Hospital opened on June 3, 1967. St. Vincent’s Hospital, a member of the hospitals of the Catholic University of Korea, is now serving in the local community with over 800 beds. The Sisters are working for those who are suffering from diseases in medical care, hospital ministry, and management.
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ANSAN VINCENT'S CLINIC

As the foreign laborers in Korea increase in number, we open Ansan Vincent’s Clinic (est. 2004) for those who cannot benefit from medical insurance such as the poor and the foreign workers. By supporting them to access to the proper medical care, we infuse them hope in the midst of their psychological and financial difficulties.
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HOSPITAL MINISTRY (ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN IN 9 HOSPITALS)

With spiritual care, we help the patients who encounter a variety of difficulties in the hospital and support the spiritual growth of the patients and the staffs.

2. SOCIAL WELFARE

After Korean War, Korean society has witnessed a soaraway economic growth with a successful application of economic development policy. On the other hand, civilization and industrialization brought about social issues such as urban poor, gap of the standard of living between urban and rural areas and need to care of the marginalized like the aged, single-mothers and the youth. As a response to the need of the time, we participate in social welfare in order to carry out Vincentian spirituality. The institutions we are running are the following:

As the welfare system of the country is being developed, the congregation felt the arising need for domiciliary care and community welfare. Hereby, we opened

  • “St. Vincent’s Sharing Center, Hanulmaru” for our neighbors in need (since 2010), a center for visiting houses, organizing different activities in cooperation with other residents in the community.

With expanding globalization and marriage immigrant culture in Korea, we felt the necessity to care especially for the female marriage immigrants and their children. In response to this, we run

For the children with the home environment where the parents cannot attend to their needs in different reasons,

  • “Hanwool Learning Center” (since 2011) is supporting them in their study and social interaction.

3. APOSTOLATE IN PARISHES (23 parishes)

We carry on the mission in different parishes in order to cooperate with the Church for evangelization. According to their needs and in cooperation with the parish priest, we support the parishioners to live out Christian values through the activities and the liturgy in the Church. Especially, we care for the marginalized according to our charism.
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KINDERGARTEN (6 PLACES)

We infuse Christian values and faith into the children in order for them to learn ways to live harmoniously with others in society. The effort for the evangelization of the family is also made through parents education.

4. OTHER APOSTOLIC MINISTRIES

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INAE ORCHARD

We participate in the care for integration of the creation through prayer and labor in the nature. Through eco-friendly way of farming, we strive to preserve our natural environment and the life of all creatures.
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ST. VINCENT'S RETREAT HOUSE

We infuse Christian values and faith into the children in order for them to learn ways to live harmoniously with others in society. The effort for the evangelization of the family is also made through parents education.