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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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As Synod on Youth opens Pope calls on generations to listen to one another

In this excerpt from the Holy Father's opening address at the Synod on October 3, he counseled all the Synod's participants to reach across apparent generation gaps to listen to one another. Let us leave behind prejudice and stereotypes. A first step towards listening is to free our minds and our hearts from prejudice and stereotypes. When we think we already know who others are and what they w...
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World Youth Day Cross in Washington

  In preparation for next January's World Youth Day in Panama the World Youth Day Cross has been touring the U.S. Stops were planned for Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. A day of celebration with the Cross was was held Saturday, August 25 at the John Paul II Shrine, next to our home in D.C. Several Little Sisters participated in the day, which began with a process...
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Remembering World Youth Day ‘93 with St Pope John Paul II

“Be Not Afraid” was the rallying cry at the August 11th “More Than You Realize” conference  echoing the very same call St. John Paul II gave exactly 25 years ago when he visited Denver for World Youth Day in 1993. Two of our Little Sisters attended the event at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, which, with 5,500 faithful from across the archdiocese, happened to be the largest Catholic...
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From a straw hat and a chance encounter to a vocation

In honor of Sister Angela Marie Clare's profession as a Little Sister last week, we take the liberty to share an entry from Sister's pre-LSP blog, in which she recounted the awakening of her vocation. Wonder what happened to the hat! Hope you don't mind, Sister Angela! Thursday, April 16, 2015 Throwback Thursday #1 A couple months ago I was given the task of composing my vocation ...
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Model Grandparents

Today is the feast day of Its. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. The people of Brittany, homeland of our founders, Saint Jeanne Jugan, have a great devotion to St. Anne, so this feast is notable for us Little Sisters. Also, our American novitiate is named after St Anne! Besides that, it was pretty awesome on July 26, 2013, when, at his very first World Youth Day, ...
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Religious Freedom Week: Serving others in God’s love

The Fortnight for Freedom, which we’ve been celebrating each year at the end of June and beginning of July has recently been reconfigured. Beginning this year, Religious Freedom Week is to be held annually June 22–29. The observance is a bit shorter, but no less important. This year’s theme is Serving Others in God’s Love. With our Supreme Court lawsuit over the HHS Contraceptive Mandate, we Li...
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Jeanne Jugan Puerto Rican Day parade

Several Residents and staff members at our home in the Bronx are Puerto Rican so last Sunday some family members organized an indoor parade to coincide with Manhattan's annual Puerto Rican Day event. With Puerto Rican food, cultural videos and the parade everyone had a great time!      
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