Part of our History: Little Sister Magdeleine and Patriarch Bartholemew

1984 With Patriarch Bartholemew1984 With Patriarch Bartholemew

Patriarch Bartholemew always speaks of Little sister Magdeleine with great love.


We meet him on different occasions, either informally in his little office, or after special celebrations when he never misses telling us, often with humour, of the importance of our friendship.


During a recent meeting with him, when all the Little sisters of our Region were present, he recalled his visits to Tre Fontane when he was a student in Rome. Little sister Magdeleine invited him to join her in the work of digging and clearing the ground for the future wooden houses that make up the Generalate. He told how he keeps such good memories of these times.

The Patriarch is keen to collaborate in presenting a file to the Congregation for the Cause of Saints in view of the Beatification of Little sister Magdeleine.

He also sent his blessing to all the spiritual family when Brother Charles was beatified in Rome on the 13th November 2005.

Here we have the last photograph of Little sister Magdeleine and Father Voillaume with Patriarch Bartholomew taken on the 4th February 1989 just months before she died.

1989 Metropolitan Bathlolemew1989 Metropolitan Bathlolemew