Community Life

Community life is an integral part of our religious life.  It is Christ who has called and chosen each one of us and given us our vocation as Little Sisters of the Poor.  In community each Sister shares her human and spiritual gifts.  As in any family we need one another … we joyfully fulfil our mission of hospitality together and experience Christ’s own words “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am with them.”  (Mt 18:20)

Jeanne Jugan wanted our community life to resemble that of the Holy Family at Nazareth: “See how Jesus, Mary and Joseph loved one another, all three, how happy they looked, with what kindness and gentleness they spoke to each other.  In our little family it must be the same.” (Jeanne Jugan)