The Little Sisters of the Poor around the World.
The Little Sisters of the Poor are present in 32 countries of the world actualising the charism of their Foundress Saint Jeanne Jugan in today’s world. They welcome and accompany the elderly poor confided to their care till the end of their lives. The elderly poor of 65 or above are welcomed irrespective of caste, creed or religion. They are comforted and cared for in health and in illness with discreet presence filled with respect and efficiency.
At present there are 184 Homes of the Little Sisters of the Poor in the world.
The Charism of the Little Sisters of the Poor
"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."
The life of a Little Sister of the Poor
The life of a Little Sister of the Poor is interwoven with the life of Prayer, service to the elderly Poor and the life in a community of consecrated women.
The Religious formation of a young woman
A young woman who desires to become a Little Sister of the Poor in the footsteps of Saint Jeanne Jugan is given a solid and religious formation so as to live her vocation joyfully at the service of the elderly Poor and infirm.