Client Directed Care

Pastoral Care

“We know the Italian culture; we know the need for a spiritual life of the residents. We are here 24 hours a day if necessary.” Sister Miriam Vulpiani, Austral Village

Our Italian speaking Religious Sisters form the heart of our Villages. Through their daily work with residents, families, volunteers and staff, they provide holistic spiritual and emotional support to each individual regardless of faith or nationality. Their work includes:

  • Counselling
  • Room & Hospital visits
  • Grief support
  • Welcoming and settling-in new residents
  • Holy Communion
  • Palliative Care

The Mass is held twice weekly in each Village by the Scalabrini Fathers who also provide the sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointment of the Sick.