Little Sisters of the Poor

July 23, 2019
My 2-year-old son is fascinated by wheels. Every day he pores over Richard Scarry's book "Cars and Trucks and Things That Go," making little sound effects as he traces the excavator's arm and the firetruck's ladder. So the highlight of a recent visit to Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family...
September 19, 2017
Sister Mary Chantal, LSP, is a Little Sister of the Poor from Glasgow, Scotland. She entered the convent in 1961 and became a Little Sister of the Poor three years later. In her ministries she has traveled to Ireland, England, France, and Italy. Sister Mary Chantal has been to and from the United...
August 16, 2017
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...
November 06, 2015
In this episode of Here's My Secret, we interviewed Katie Bowden about her experience with Sr. Mary Chantal, LSP, a little sister of the poor from Glasgow, Ireland. Katie was part of the Spring 2015 SisterStory project at St. Catherine University. "When I met for the first time with Sister Mary...
October 23, 2015
In this episode of Here's My Secret, Fatima Calderon was interviewed about her experience with the spring 2015 SisterStory Project. Fatima worked with Sister Maria Francis, LSP, from Little Sisters of the Poor from Samoa. Fatima learned something that a lot of people religious people struggle with...
September 11, 2015
Origin of the 4th Vow is a film by Katie Bowden about her experiences with Sister Mary Chantal, LSP during the Spring of 2015 oral history project at St. Catherine University. Part of an ongoing project to support and promote the development of National Catholic Sisters Week. Transcript: Sister...
September 02, 2015
Sister Mary Chantal, LSP describes challenges in her vocation: “I think [that] there’s challenges in every life, and I think you’ve got to realize that and remember that, that there are challenges. My [biological] sister once said to me, she said, ‘Don’t think married life is easy, because it’s...
September 02, 2015
Sister Mary Chantal, LSP speaks about the foundress of her order: “She left home when she was…16, I think it was. She went to work in the hospital. At that time—I mean, that was in the 1800s—she learned how to make poultices and the dressings of that time, and how to make specific hot drinks and...
September 02, 2015
Sister Maria Francis, LSP describes her call into vocation: "I was one of those children that probably grew up very fast. And certainly I had my fair share of having a good time. I had two men propose for marriage. We were having good times, but when it comes to that proposal I turned them down...
September 02, 2015
Sister Maria Francis, LSP describes her ministry: "I remember once I was working with hospice. I was a student and I was wearing the habit. I was in another room and one nurse called me and she said 'Sister come here.' And when I walk in the room there was a lady who was dying with cancer. And...