Mission Statement

As Little Sisters of the Poor we welcome the elderly of all nationalities and beliefs. We uphold the sacredness of human life in all its stages. Believing in the total care of the elderly we have at heart to respond to their desires and aspirations.


From Dublin here is our friend, 103 year old Josie who tells us her story of recovery from Covid 19.

Dubliner Josephine Silo has made a remarkable recovery from Covid-19 at the age of 103, 104 next month!

She tested positive for the coronavirus, but has since made a full recovery much to the delight of everyone at the Sacred Heart Residence on Sybil Hill Road, Raheny, where she is a popular resident. Ms Silo said she was diagnosed with the virus around three weeks ago.   “I was coughing. I didn’t feel good. But I wasn’t breathless, that didn’t affect me,” she told the Irish Independent. “The cough was a bit irritating that’s all.”

But despite her age, she said she wasn’t worried about the diagnosis as she didn’t feel that bad. However, she agreed her story shows it is possible to recover from Covid-19 at her age and that this could offer hope to others who are diagnosed with it.

“I’m all right now. I’m feeling pretty good,” she said, adding she was very happy to be recovered.

Sayings of St Jeanne Jugan

Jeanne left no writings.  In fact the only written words we have from her are those of her signature.

However, we are privileged to have many of her ‘sayings’, that is, advice she gave to the novices during the many years she providentially spent with them in the silence of their novitiate.

"God wants me for himself, he is keeping me for a work which is not yet founded." "If God is with us, it will be accomplished." "Little, be very little, hidden by humility in all God wants from you, as being only the instruments of his work." "Little, be very little, hidden by humility in all God wants from you, as being only the instruments of his work." "It is so good be to be poor, to have nothing, to depend on God for everything." "Jesus is waiting for you in the chapel. Go and find him when your strength and patience are giving out,
when you feel lonely and helpless.
Say to him: ‘You know well what is happening, my dear Jesus. I have only you. Come to my aid….’
And then go your way. And don’t worry about knowing how you are going to manage.
It is enough to have told our good Lord. He has an excellent memory."
"Refuse God nothing. Accustom yourselves to do everything for him….
Let us love him very much, that is all that is necessary…."
"He is so good….Love God very much. All for him, do everything through love." "Love God very much, so that you can look after the aged well, for it is Jesus whom you care for in them." "Be kind, especially with the infirm. Love them well…Oh, yes! Be kind.
It is a great grace God is giving you. In serving the aged, it is he himself whom you are serving."
"The Hail Mary will take us to heaven." "My children, you love Our Lady? She will be your Mother!" "We must always say: ‘Blessed be God. Thank you, my God’." "When you will be old, you will no longer see anything … as for me, I no longer see anything but the good God." "Eternal Father, open your gates today to the most miserable of your children, but one who greatly longs to see you.
O Mary, my dear Mother, come to me. You know that I love you and that I long to see you."

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