Little Sisters of the Poor
A congregation founded at Saint-Servan, France, 1840, by the Abbe Augustin Le Pailleur, and Jeanne Jugail, Marie Jamet, and Virginie Tredaniel.
The purpose of the congregation is the spiritual and temporal care of the aged poor of both sexes.
These people live in homes, entirely dependent on charity, the nuns providing for all their needs.
The constitutions are based on the Rule of Saint Augustine, and the sisters take a vow of hospitality.
The congregation has homes in France, Italy, Sicily, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Jersey, Gibraltar, Malta, Canada, the United States, India, Ceylon, Burma, China, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia.
The mother-house is at La Tour Saint Joseph in Saint-Pern, IIIe-et-Vilaine, France.
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