The Dominican Sisters have a presence in Latin America in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. The Sisters provide leadership and training through education in the communities where they work.
The Dominican Sisters Cabra extended their Mission to Brazil in 1991. Sr Bridget O’Driscoll OP has worked for 21 years in a local community of 13,000 people in the state of San Paulo. Here, she works with young pregnant mothers, educating them in the area of health and development. She regularly visits up to 40 families, working with children up to the age of six years to assist with their advancement. She recognises the hardship in this community, especially for women and young children in poverty, with the lack of adequate housing. She works closely with women to provide basic assistance in varied ways.
She regularly distributes food baskets in the local community and gives Bible classes, assisting individuals in the formation of lay ministry.