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Our Sunday Visitor features our 150th!

Apr
13

Little Sisters of the Poor celebrate 150 years in U.S.

Members of the Little Sisters of the Poor pray during Mass in 2016 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The Little Sisters of the Poor were in federal court Oct. 19 defending themselves in a new lawsuit by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is attempting to strip the nuns of their religious exemption to the HHS mandate. (CNS photo/Peter Ringenberg, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture)
The Little Sisters of the Poor, a community of women dedicated to serving the elderly poor, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its arrival in the United States. In 1868, a group of sisters left their motherhouse in Brittany, France, and opened a Home for the Aged Poor on DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Today the community has 2,400 Little Sisters who work in 31 countries worldwide; in the United States, 300 sisters serve in 27 homes in 19 states.
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