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Little Sisters to Withdraw from San Pedro, CA Home

Little Sisters of the Poor facility in San Pedro. The religious order has filed a lawsuit against the HHS mandate. Photo by Brad Graverson/The Daily Breeze Sept. 24, 2013

from the daily Breeze, San Pedro, CA

Little Sisters of the Poor looking to exit San Pedro, but looking to pass home for elderly poor on to new operator

Tears and shock spread through Little Sisters of the Poor‘s home for the elderly Tuesday, Feb. 18, when the surprise announcement came: The Jeanne Jugan Residence, a widely respected San Pedro facility for the elderly poor for 40 years, would seek a new operator.

“There was a lot of sadness, a lot of pain,” said Mother Maria Christine, provincial superior in charge of the sisters’ western territories. “We’ve been her for 41 years and in Los Angeles for 115 years.”

Looking to pare down some of their 167 homes around the world, 23 of which are in the U.S., the religious order of nuns will be “withdrawing” from San Pedro once a buyer is found, officials announced to residents, families and staff. Continue reading.