Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Little Sisters of The Poor

 
Today, I read that The Little Sisters of the Poor will close their residence for the elderly in New Orleans and leave the city.

Since, I never heard of this order, I decided to google them to got extra information.

Catholic Vocations of Australia wrote under Little Sisters of The Poor page:

Little Sisters of the Poor

We were founded in 1839, when Blessed Jeanne Jugan, our foundress, opened her home to Jesus Christ in the person of an elderly, poor, blind woman. Following in her footsteps, we desire that our Hospitaller mission of humble service to our elderly brothers and sisters, witnesses to them the compassionate love and mercy of God. Hospitality to the elderly poor is the founding charisma of Blessed Jeanne Jugan that remains our inheritance.


Life in the Order

  • We dedicate our lives to the service of the elderly.

  • Serving the Gospel of life - we accompany those we serve with love, compassion and skilled care - strengthened by the strong contemplative dimension of our life.

  • Mutual support in the accomplishment of our apostolate is offered in love-filled communities which unite Little Sisters of different nationalities who have only one desire and that is of continuing the charism of Blessed Jeanne Jugan, and of sharing her vision of faith, hope and love.



Well, I heard and learned of another nuns' order today. It was a good reading though.
 

3 Comments:

Blogger Kat said...

Hey, Fay. Just browsing Blogger and found your blog(s). I like what you write. Keep it up!

 
7/01/2005 12:55:00 AM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Thank Kat. You have a nice blog too.

 
7/02/2005 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Aaahh....mutual admiration society.

 
7/02/2005 09:37:00 PM  

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