My name is Sr. Loreto Mary and my ministry as a volunteer worker in Open Heart House started in 2006. Open Heart House caters for people recovering from addictions and HIV/AIDS. Here recovering addicts avail of nutritious food and diverse therapies to help them towards recovery. Professional counselors attend the centre each week and offer counselling and support services on a volunteer basis to people suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies.
My ministry involves working in the dining room and coffee dock to ensure that everything is appropriately laid out for the members. In the course of this work the members often share confidences, discussing matters of faith and requesting prayers for difficult situations which, needless to say, are part of their everyday lives.