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Let’s take a canoe ride together (young and old!)

Sr. Constance Veit, l.s.p. My fondest memories of summer are the times spent with my favorite aunt at her cottage nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. As a middle school teacher she had a gift for relating to kids in a way very different from parents, like a wise friend or a trusted confidant. My aunt patiently taught us how to knit and sew; she listened to our stories and nurtured our dreams a...
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Baltimore celebrates 150 years

On April 10th our Little Sisters celebrated the 150th anniversary of the beginning of our work in Baltimore. They were joined by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio and a native of Brittany, France, for a Mass in their newly renovated chapel. Enjoy the photo and the Archbishops homily! My dear friends in Christ, I am very happy to be with you to celebrate the 150thanniversary of t...
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The Spiritual Mother

As Mother's day approaches, Sister Constance Veit speaks about spiritual motherhood. To read the article by Catholic News Service's Chaz Muth, click here.
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We are all lost children, but God wants to welcome us home

Sr Constance Veit, l.s.p. written for Catholic News Service   As a child I was an overachiever with a strong competitive streak. I couldn’t stand to lose at anything, not even Candy Land! By the time I entered religious life I had learned to curb the drive to be first in everything, at least outwardly, but I was still a diehard perfectionist — until trying to reach perfection through...
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World Day of the Sick celebrated in India

The World Day of the Sick was established by Pope John Paul II in 1992 to draw attention to the sick and their caregivers and highlight the redemptive value of human suffering. The day is celebrated according to a specific theme and in a different location each year on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11. This year’s World Day of the Sick was celebrated in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta)...
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World Youth Day in the Capital

Since we couldn't go to Panama, a bunch of us attended World Youth Day celebrations in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. We enjoyed speakers, music, Panamanian food, Stations of the Cross, Mass and meeting lots of young adults from around the northeast!
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Our Little Sisters in Gallup reflect on care of the dying

As a palliative care nurse, Sally Tisdale has seen a lot of people die, and in her new book Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them, she promises her readers a “practical perspective on death and dying.” But, according to Sister Rosario Flor, Sister Mary William, and Sister Catherine Mary of the Little Sisters of the Poor of Villa Guadalupe in Gallup, NM, Tisdale’s practical guide ha...
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We came to Indianapolis and we “SEEKed”!

Our booth is packed up and the fatigue is just setting in, but we wanted to share these images from the FOCUS SEEK 2019 conference which just wrapped up in Indianapolis. We had a team of 8 Little Sisters and one novice working the crowd of 17,000 for the past 5 days... We wanted to offer a spiritual experience at our booth this year so we set it up as a prayer tent where participants could write a...
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Christmas is the feast of the poor

As they celebrated their first Christmas in America 150 years ago, our Little Sisters in Baltimore noted that the donations received included “twelve turkeys, four ducks, sixteen chickens and so many other good things that we didn’t know what to do with it all!” They concluded, “In this country Christmas is like the feast of the poor!” I decided to take a look at Christmas giving in 19thcentury...
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Little Sisters celebrate 150 years in Cincinnati

It took Sarah Worthington Peter eleven years and a lot of persistence to realize her dream of bringing the Little Sisters of the Poor to Cincinnati, but she would have found it well worth her efforts had she attended our 150thanniversary celebration, held on Saturday, October 20, 2018! The Mass of Thanksgiving took place at St. Monica-St. George Church, a Franciscan parish located just a fe...
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