Philosophy

We strive to imitate Jesus Christ through the vision of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our Foundress. She said, “Making the elderly happy—that is what counts!” This counsel encourages the establishment of a home-like atmosphere in which the sanctity of human life pervades everything and the presence of God pulses through the care provided by the Little Sisters. We promote the dignity of life by recognizing the uniqueness of each person.Activities are structured to enrich and enhance the Residents’ lives spiritually, emotionally, and socially. Our vow of hospitality inspires us to minister to the elderly poor, especially by providing the gift of presence as they enter the dying process. Saint Jeanne Jugan’s admonition, “Never forget that the poor are our Lord!” is the framework within which the Little Sisters of the Poor live their lives.