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 the Little Sisters of the Poor in America…. I have traveled all over the United States to be with the Little Sisters of the Poor and their residents; they have a special place in my heart. As a priest of the archdiocese of Rennes and growing up in Saint Malo, hailing from that place where Saint Jeanne Jugan began her marvelous work, I have a foundness for the Little Sisters who faithfully cared for my own mothers.
How happy I am that the good work that Saint Jeanne Jugan began spread from France to the United States one hundred fifty years ago! Although the first houses in the UNIted States were founded in Brooklyn, Cincinnati and New Orleans, the presence of the Little Sisters in Baltimore soon followed. It is truly an honor to be here.