The purpose of the charity is to support the worldwide charitable work of the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries as a religious order. As described in the trust deed, the object is: “for such charitable purposes which advance the religious, medical and other charitable work for the time being carried out by or under the direction of the Central Administration of the order.

The Society ensures that this purpose is carried out for the public benefit as it promotes healing and wholeness in all aspects of life and seeks to preserve the integrity of life and of creation and to act where this integrity is threatened.