Already during the lifetime of our foundress Jeanne Jugan, we had opened many Homes as far away as North Africa and the United States. However, the Congregation became truly missionary when eight Little Sisters arrived in Calcutta on 30th November 1882. A rapid expansion followed, not only in Asia, but also in Latin America, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Others would follow – Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Benin, South Korea, Samoa,Peru.
“With hearts opened wide, our missionary communities will adapt themselves to the customs of the country, learn its language and traditions and, in sincere dialogue, discover with joy and respect the riches that God has distributed to all peoples.” (Constitutions of the LSP)
The Little Sisters are in 31 countries on 5 continents…