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About Us

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation, founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. We serve the elderly poor as our unique mission in over 32 countries around the world with the collaboration of Associates Jeanne Jugan, Salaried Personnel, Volunteers, Friends and Benefactors.



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"We, the Little Sisters of the Poor are consecrated to God and dedicated to the service of the elderly poor which is sealed by our vow of hospitality. Trust in divine Providence and collecting are at the heart of the charism of Saint Jeanne Jugan, of her spirit and of her mission."

Saint Jeanne Jugan - Foundress


                                Jeanne Jugan, also known as Sister Mary of the Cross, was a French woman who became known for the dedication of her life to the neediest of the elderly poor. Her service resulted in the establishment of the Little Sisters of the Poor, who care for the elderly who have no other resources throughout the world. She has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church.

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Homes in India

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(Click on the name of any Home to have access to that Home)

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Prayer to Saint Jeanne Jugan


                 Jesus, you rejoiced and praised your Father for having revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. We thank you for the graces granted to your humble servant, Saint Jeanne Jugan, to whom we confide our petitions and needs. (pause to voice your personal needs and intentions) Father of the poor, you have never refused the prayer of the lowly. We ask you, therefore, to hear the petitions that she presents to you on our behalf. Jesus, through Mary, your Mother and ours, we ask this of you, who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.

Saint Jeanne Jugan, Pray for us.


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