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 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...
September 02, 2015
Sister Maria Francis, LSP gives out some advice: "I've always encouraged young people to visit. I say 'There's only one thing I want to make sure you know, that if you are in this house be aware of the elderly' You know sometimes young people when they grow up they see things and say 'Yes I know...
September 02, 2015
Sister Mary Chantal, LSP talks about her education: “When I did the physical therapy [degree] that wasn’t a Catholic college. In England—it was in Liverpool. The president of the college wasn’t Catholic but she was religious, she was very religious, you know. She was very kind to me, she really...
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...