Little Sisters of the Poor in India
At the service of the elderly Poor
A tribute to Mother Celine de la Visitation
Former Superior General of Little Sisters of the Poor
Deceased on Saturday December 3, 2022, at La Tour Saint Joseph
Since 1976, Mother Celine de la Visitation was a member of the General Council of our Congregation. She served the congregation in the General Council, as Assistant General and as Mother General for 19 years, all in a hidden way, for the good of the Congregation during the past 46 years of her life.
Mother Celine was in San Francisco, California found her religious vocation at the Little Sisters of the Poor in her home town, She followed her formation and became a Little Sister of the Poor at the Novitiate in Queens Village, New York in 1958. After making her final commitment at our Mother House La Tour Saint Joseph, Mother Celine returned to Baltimore. From then on she assumed many responsibilities and served as Superior of many Homes in the United States till 1976 when she was called to La Tour Saint Joseph
Mother Celine had a smile on her face always, she was very and kind in her attitudes, knew how to be positive, listening and welcoming.
In 2009, Mother had the joy of participating in the Canonization Ceremony of Saint Jeanne Jugan whom she loved so dearly
Her funeral was presided by Most Reverend Pierre d'Ornellas, archbishop of Rennes, Dol and St Malo o Wednesday, December 7 at 3 pm at La Tour Saint Joseph. She is buried at the Cemetery of La Tour Saint Joseph.
May her beautiful soul rest in peace!