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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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Emotional Reunion

                Click here to view Raymond's emotional reunion with the Little Sister he worked with as a teenager. His letter: My relationship with the Little Sisters of the Poor dates back to my early teenage years when I had the wonderful opportunity to serve the Brooklyn aging community as a kitchen support staff at th...
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Apostolic Nuncio, friend of Saint Jeanne Jugan

Apostolic Nuncio: ‘St. Jeanne Jugan’s Charism Carries on Today’ The Little Sisters of the Poor are esteemed by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, who hails from the same village as the order’s foundress. Robert Brennan SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Many Americans are only aware of the Little Sisters of the Poor because of the religious order’s fight against government-mandated contraception. But this Au...
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The soul of man is the candle of God

On Thursday, May 24, a group of us were honored to attend the annual Becket Fund Canterbury Medal Gala in New York city. Through the Canterbury Medal, which is Becket's highest honor, each year Becket recognizes an individual who has demonstrated courage and commitment to defending religious liberty for people of all faiths. This year Becket awarded the Medal to Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Orth...
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Congratulations to a Resident Novelist!

Margaret Nogan has filled several roles in her life: small-town girl, Women’s Army Corps member, world traveler, wife, mother, real estate agent, amateur poet and grandmother. She’s writing a new chapter of her story at 91 years old, starting with the publication of her first novel, romance-thriller “Stranger in My World.” The novel follows New York City reporter Linda O’Connor, wh...
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