St. Jeanne Jugan and her early companions first took a vow of chastity and obedience on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception when they were beginning the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor. This tradition continues today as Little Sisters all around the world renew their vows at Mass on this special feast of our Lady.
On December 8, in the midst of a pandemic, our Little Sisters took a short break from the front lines and renewed their commitment. Mother Provincial Maria Christine and Mother Margaret Charles lit their candles from the Advent Wreath on the altar. The other Little Sisters processed up the aisle and lit their candles from the Mothers’ candles.
Standing (socially distanced) in front of the altar ‘In the presence of the Blessed Trinity and of Mary Immaculate, they renewed with all their hearts their profession of the evangelical counsels, and promised God to observe faithfully the vows of Chastity, Poverty, Obedience and Hospitality which they had made forever in the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor.’
May God bless all of the Little Sisters, and all of the Residents that are in our care. We pray that many more young women will hear God’s call so that we can continue our work of caring for the needy elderly.