Sister Maria Francis, LSP, is a Little Sister of the Poor from Samoa. She is actually Mother Maria Francis. She has been a Little Sisters of the Poor for 38 years and is currently in the Saint Paul, Minnesota community. She is originally from Samoa, a small island in the South Pacific Ocean, has traveled all over the world, and is trilingual. As a teenager, she was engaged in a community program called the Legion of Mary which worked with the sick and elderly. After her experiences with this organization she decided to join the congregation of Little Sisters of the Poor to continue her work with this population. Mother Maria Francis enjoys listening to classical music and reading, but overall she enjoys being around people and spreading the love of God.