Little Sisters of the Poor 150 years in America

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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR MISSION, VISION and VALUES The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, we serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world. Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our MISSION is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. Our VISION is to contribute to the Culture of Life by nurturing communities where each person is valued, the solidarity of the human family and the wisdom of age are celebrated, and the compa...

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Toledo Blade: Little Sisters prepare to leave
8 Dec

Toledo Blade: Little Sisters prepare to leave

When Jeanne Jugan would take her basket onto the streets of post-revolutionary France, she didn’t kn...
NCR: Little Sisters of the Poor Lose, Then Win, at Costco …
6 Dec

NCR: Little Sisters of the Poor Lose, Then Win, at Costco …

Little Sisters of the Poor Lose, Then Win, at Costco and in Court The story of a “good Samaritan” w...
Advent Video Series Week 2: Christmas is for Children
5 Dec

Advent Video Series Week 2: Christmas is for Children

Week 2 of our Advent video series, What are you, Christmas? is entitled Christmas is for Children. ...
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