Respect for Life

Our ethos is that each elderly person remains a person, even in a state of physical or mental decline.

As Little Sisters of the Poor we are committed to promoting the dignity of human life

Life is a gift of God.  Long life is a special gift which the elderly will share with you … they appreciate a listening ear and an open heart …

The needs and aspirations of the elderly are the same today as in Jeanne Jugan’s time:


  • Recognition of their dignity
  • Desire of being respected, esteemed and loved, and the longing to feel themselves useful
  • Apprehension of solitude, together with the wish for a certain independence and privacy need for security, in health as in sickness, until death. (Constitutions of the LSP)