Little Sisters Of The Poor
Although our Province is linked by the sea, with three different cultures and three different languages, we are one in mind and heart and that bond of unity extends even further and forms the basis of the story that we would like to tell you in the pages of our website.
We are an International group of religious women in the Catholic Church founded by St. Jeanne Jugan. Our apostolic mission is to care for the elderly most in need. Our spiritual mission is to be contemplatives in action, holding the elderly of the entire world in our heart and our prayer.
We care for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service which we have received from Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly as we would Jesus Christ Himself and serve them with love and respect until death.
We adhere at all times to the Philosophy, Ethics and Moral Law of the Catholic Church, from whom the Congregation has received its mission.
Our mission is sealed by the vow of hospitality. Consecrated Hospitality witnesses to the Mercy of the Father and the Compassionate Love of the Heart of Jesus.
We show respect for life and for the dignity and uniqueness of every person.
We welcome the elderly into a family-like home with understanding and mutual concern.
Are you a school or university student looking for a way to make a difference in the world? To find a place where you can volunteer your time and talents? Are you a youth minister or teacher looking for a worthwhile service site for your group or class?
You've come to the right place! Youth are always welcome in our homes, for they bring joy and new life to the elderly like no one else can. As they serve, young people also discover the truth of Jesus words, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive!'
As Little Sisters we believe that Christ has called each of us and gathered us together, from all over the world, to share a common vocation and witness to his love.
Each day we cross cultural and generational boundaries to form one family in the Lord. Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist and served in the person of the elderly poor is the center and source of our unity.
Saint Jeanne Jugan chose the Holy Family of Nazareth as our model for community life: See how Jesus, Mary and Joseph loved one another, she said, how happy they looked, with what kindness and gentleness they spoke to each other. In our little family, it must be the same.
Our vision is to continue the charismatic inspiration of Jeanne Jugan in today's world using all modern means to improve care for the elderly and to promote their role in society.
We desire to show to all with whom we come in contact, the primacy of eternal values and the boundless love of God.