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Mary of the Cross: Lent Week 1

Mary of the Cross Week 1 Video text Human suffering is one of life’s great questions, and it’s been on my mind a lot in the past few years as I’ve followed the debate over assisted suicide. The story of a terminally ill young woman who chose to take her life particularly caught my attention. Her name was Brittany Maynard, she was dying of a brain tumor and she was the poster child of ...
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World Day of the Sick: Let’s get organized for Love

Getting organized for love By Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p. I began the new year with 8,000 college students at the Student Leadership Summit (SLS18) of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). It was an inspiring event that enabled us Little Sisters to engage with hundreds of enthusiastic young people on fire for their Catholic faith. As exciting as the whole event was, th...
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Our good friend Sister Regina Gorman speaks out on our behalf in San Diego newspaper

from  the San Diego Union-Tribune, January 17, 2018 A new year has begun, and yet the struggle of American nuns to serve the poor without government harassment persists. This time, the harassment comes at the state level thanks to a recent lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is trying to force the U.S. government to fine the Little Sisters of the Poor. To make ma...
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Anxious and worried about many things as Christmas approaches?

Text of our Advent video series, week 4 Christmas is fast approaching and things are getting hectic — so much to do and so little time! A couple of weeks ago we reflected on the joyful encounter between Mary and Elizabeth; today let’s look at another pair of Biblical women, Martha and Mary. Depending on which translation of St. Luke’s Gospel you read, Martha was distracted, anxious, worried and...
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Christmas brings out the kid inside us all!

Just received this photo from Philadelphia, but it could be from any of our homes. Christmas brings out the kid in all of us. People are really wonderful to us during the Christmas season, bringing so much joy to the Residents! Hello friends, Yesterday was so much fun! Our residents enjoyed a 30 piece jazz band and choral group from LaSalle high school followed by a visit from Santa, who rea...
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Scrooge, Grinch and Saint Jeanne Jugan

Text of our Advent video series, week 3 I’d like to share another one of Pope Francis' stories with you: Once there was “an old grandfather who got dirty while eating because he couldn't easily bring the spoonful of soup to his mouth. And his son, that is, the father of the family, had decided to move him from the dinner table and set up a little table in the kitchen to eat alone, so he coul...
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Visit an Elder (without waiting to be asked!)

Text of our Advent video series, Week 2 I’d like to begin with a story I heard from Pope Francis. “I remember, when I was visiting a retirement home, I spoke with each person and I frequently heard this: ‘How are you? And your children? Well, well. How many do you have? Many. And do they come to visit you? Oh sure, yes, … they come. When was the last time they came?’ I remember an elderl...
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Warm Hearts with Your Presence!

Text of our Advent video series, Week 1 In this year’s Advent series, entitled WARM HEARTS WITH YOUR PRESENCE, we’ll be looking at the issue of loneliness, especially as it affects the elderly, and at ways we can reach out to seniors during the holiday season. I know Advent doesn’t officially start until Sunday, but the Christmas rush began with Black Friday, so we might as well get started! ...
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Try a Little Tenderness This Advent

by Sr. Constance Veit, l.s.p. TED is a media organization that posts online talks under the slogan "ideas worth spreading." Earlier this year Pope Francis surprised the world by digitally giving his own TED Talk at the organization’s annual conference in Vancouver. In his nearly twenty-minute talk, our Holy Father challenged his listeners to ignite a much-needed revolution of tenderness in our ...
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Two Young Women Honor Saint Jeanne Jugan

Two young woman have recently honored Saint Jeanne Jugan. Jane, from Virginia, chose our foundress as her Confirmation patron and name; and Madelyn, from Maryland, did her "Living Saints Museum" project on Jeanne Jugan! God bless them both!
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