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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Order, Order: Little Sisters of the Poor


Founder: Jeanne Jugan


Date: 1839


Apostolate: Care for the elderly


History: The Little Sisters of the Poor were founded in France by St. Jeanne Jugan. In addition to the three vows of povery, chastity and obedience the Little Sisters take a fourth vow of hospitality. See Recommended below for sources of a more detailed history.

Notable Saints:
St. Jeanne Jugan


Recommended:
Catholic Encyclopedia - Little Sisters of the Poor

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