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By Constance Veit / September 12, 2017

Grandparents say their role has never been more crucial than today 

By Sarah Mac Donald , Catholic News Service  KNOCK, Ireland (CNS) – Catherine Wiley, 71-year-old grandmother of 10, believes the role...

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By Constance Veit / August 22, 2017

Superman’s Cape and the Virgin’s Mantle

Superman has his red power cape. Elijah wore a cape to manifest his divine authority. Most famously, the Virgin Mary...

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By Constance Veit / August 22, 2017

The Divine Hospitality

A Conference Given to the Little Sisters of the Poor on 25 July 2017 The mystery of the divine hospitality...

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By Constance Veit / August 15, 2017

Improve Your Quality of Life By Healing from Isolation

by Jane Sandwood Improve Your Quality of Life By Healing from Isolation Abiding by love is the greatest joy in...

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By Constance Veit / August 9, 2017

From one precious, vulnerable life to another

Our Little Sisters in the Bronx just shared this touching pro-life story with us! Mylyn, one of our nursing assistants,...

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By Constance Veit / August 7, 2017

Spring into Service: My Experiences in San Francisco

by Abby Santora First Impressions The Little Sisters of the Poor welcomed me to St Anne's home a few weeks...

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By Constance Veit / June 28, 2017

We are not old fools: we are grandfathers!

from Pope Francis' homily to cardinals June 27: “When Abraham was called, he was more or less our age,” Pope...

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By Constance Veit / June 27, 2017

Transatlantic networking

We recently heard from Jane, founder of Vida, a British organization dedicated to reaching out to seniors. Maybe we could...

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By Constance Veit / June 16, 2017

My Cup Has Overflowed

Today we had one of the most beautiful funerals we have ever seen here at our home in Washington as...

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By Constance Veit / June 9, 2017

Scenes from the Convocation of Catholic Leaders

The Convocation of Catholic Leaders took place July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida. Two Little Sisters participated in this unprecedented encounter...

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By Constance Veit / May 30, 2017

The Litany of Humility, a prayer for our time

There is Great Strength in Humility Praying the Litany of Humility has completely changed my perspective. Marge Fenelon  Lately, I’ve...

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By Constance Veit / May 19, 2017

“Do you want to offer yourselves to God?”

Pope Francis spoke beautifully encouraging words to the sick following the canonization of Francisco and Jacinta Marto in Fatima on...

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By Constance Veit / April 14, 2017

Pope Francis Did It Again (yup, he told young people to talk to their grandparents, again!)

From Pope Francis' words to young people on Palm Sunday... There is something I want to stress. We are in...

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By Constance Veit / March 17, 2017

Every person is worthy of our giving

A short reflection related to our Holy Father's Lenten theme, The Lord is a gift; other persons are a gift: “Every...

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By Constance Veit / March 17, 2017

Pope Francis greets the sick

Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2017, the Holy Father made a pastoral visit to the parish of Santa Maddalena di Canossa,...

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By Constance Veit / February 15, 2017

YOUTH&AGED hits the road to enlist prayer warriors for life

This week we set off on the road to bring the message of YOUTH&AGED for Life to our homes in...

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By Constance Veit / January 22, 2017

Praying for the Nation

Six of us set out early on a misty, foggy D.C. morning, tickets in hand, to attend the National Prayer...

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By Constance Veit / January 17, 2017

MLK Day: Civil Rights and the Right to Life

We had a great morning with students from the Catholic University of America and President and Mrs. Garvey, who joined...

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By Constance Veit / January 16, 2017

What If Every Home for the Elderly Became a House of Prayer?

This is the question with which Janis Clarke, consecrated virgin, evangelist and our good friend began our most recent YOUTH&AGED...

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By Constance Veit / January 16, 2017

Little Sisters Attend FOCUS SEEK Conference in San Antonio

To see floods of young people, and not be at a rock concert, yet converging in one arena for the...

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By Constance Veit / January 5, 2017

Journey from the Manger: On To The Temple

As we close the Christmas season I’d like to skip ahead to the Gospel scene of the Presentation in the...

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By Constance Veit / December 29, 2016

Journey to the Manger: Meet the Magi

The last characters from the nativity scene we’ll look at are the Magi who came from the East. The Magi...

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By Constance Veit / December 23, 2016

Journey to the Manger: Here Come the Shepherds

No nativity scene is complete without the shepherds and animals. Saint Jeanne Jugan would have loved the shepherds and identified...

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By Constance Veit / December 23, 2016

Journey to the Manger: Mary and Joseph

Let’s look at two of the central figures at the crib — Mary and Joseph, the young parents of Jesus....

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By Constance Veit / December 7, 2016

Journey to the Manger: Visit with Jesus

Even though we don’t usually place the infant in the crèche until Christmas Eve and it’s only the second week...

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By Constance Veit / November 3, 2016

Pray for a World Where Love Is Stronger Than Death

Two days ago I witnessed firsthand a tragically historic day in our Nation’s Capital. By a lopsided vote of 11-2 the...

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By Constance Veit / October 31, 2016

At Life’s End Your Last, Best Gift

Sr Constance Veit, l.s.p. As a resident of Washington, D.C. I have been closely following the campaign to legalize assisted...

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By Constance Veit / September 27, 2016

As D.C. goes, so goes the Nation … that’s scary!

It’s been said that as D.C. goes, so goes the Nation. That’s really scary. Here are three reasons why: LeRoy...

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By Constance Veit / September 12, 2016

Canonization of Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Little Sisters around the world joined in the celebrations for the canonization of Mother Teresa. Did you know that she...

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By Constance Veit / August 26, 2016

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

This inspiring news was recently shared in our Congregation's general newsletter: During those days of international fraternity lived by the...

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By Constance Veit / August 24, 2016

Young People, Talk to Your Grandparents!

For many young Catholics the defining moment of the summer took place in Poland, where Pope Francis joined over a...

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By Constance Veit / August 3, 2016

Our HHS journey was worth it!

While in Toronto for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention this week we spoke with John Allen from the Crux.......

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By Constance Veit / July 31, 2016

What was Pope Francis’ last word to youth?

After many moving moments and memorable speeches to youth during World Youth Day, what was our Holy Father's last word...

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By Constance Veit / July 31, 2016

Krakow in the Capital

While the pilgrims in Poland rejoiced with Pope Francis on Saturday, over one thousand young adults gathered at Catholic University of...

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By Constance Veit / July 29, 2016

Little Sisters in Krakow

Five Little Sisters — two French, two American and one Malaysian — are participating in World Youth Day in Krakow...

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By Constance Veit / July 29, 2016

Where is God in the Midst of Suffering?

Pope Francis' words at the Way of the Cross I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty...

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By Constance Veit / July 29, 2016

Though Among Youth, Holy Father Remembers the Elderly

"All together, let us ask the Lord, each repeating in the silence of his or her heart: “Lord, launch us...

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By Constance Veit / July 28, 2016

Pope Francis in Poland: Love littleness and humility

On his first day in Poland, at the monastery shrine of Jasna Gora, our Holy Father spoke of spiritual simplicity...

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By Constance Veit / July 17, 2016

Praying for our brothers and sisters in France

As members of a congregation founded in France, we Little Sisters feel a certain closeness to the French people and...

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By Constance Veit / June 28, 2016

D.C. MercyWalk

Deeply touched by the support of so many wonderful people and God’s Providential care in our Supreme Court case, we...

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By Constance Veit / June 27, 2016

Cycle of Compassion

  Last week Sr. Constance spoke at Theology on Tap in Washington D.C. The evening's theme was joy and she...

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By Constance Veit / June 8, 2016

Sisters’ care is so good, people hope to be poor to get into their home (CatholicPhilly.com)

By Megan G. Schrieber • Posted to CatholicPhilly.com June 8, 2016  “Is it odd to hope to be poor in...

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By Constance Veit / June 2, 2016

Pope’s June Prayer Intention Focuses on Elderly

The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for June is: “That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no-one may find,...

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By Constance Veit / May 19, 2016

Be of Good Cheer!

Words of Sr. Constance Veit at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 17, 2016 During the legal journey that led...

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By Constance Veit / May 15, 2016

Everything can be taken from you – except your conscience

Last week a group of Little Sisters from various homes had the privilege of attending the annual Becket Fund Canterbury...

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By Constance Veit / April 13, 2016

Pope Francis speaks of polite persecution

It is impossible not to share these words of Pope Francis from his daily homily of April 12, the same...

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By LSPNational / March 31, 2016

The beauty of woman-to-woman solidarity

as experienced by the Little Sisters and Women Speak for Themselves Echoes from our day at the Supreme Court continue...

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By LSPNational / March 16, 2016

Eighty-six years I have served Christ

Today was the feast day of St. Polycarp, and early Church Father who gave his life for Christ at the...

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By LSPNational / March 16, 2016

Women Speak Up for Us!

We Little Sisters are so grateful for the thousands of people who are supporting us in our Supreme Court case....

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