Prejudice and Encounter


A big question in Italy at the moment is that of the Romanies and of the Romanians, often mistakenly considered as one and the same people. Since Romania is part of the European Union, a great number of Romanians, now European citizens, arrived in Italy, drawn by the hope of finding work. The massive arrival at the same time of many Rom nomads who have never been welcome in Italy is considered as a threat to security.  read more »

The earth our Home: Naples

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All over the world, our environment and re-thinking how we relate to it is becoming increasingly urgent. The poor have borne, and will continue to bear, the biggest brunt of the suffering caused by the exploitation and abuse of the earth. Here is the first of three stories relating how the Little Sisters have shared the experiences of their people:  read more »

Little Sisters of Jesus in Italy, Linking up

The Communities in Italy are very varied: in big cities, in country areas, among travelling communities and in entertainment parks. Everywhere theirs is a life centred on the person of Jesus and on seeking his face in every person whoever they may be.  read more »

The Younger Generation celebrate the Foundation of the Little sisters of Jesus, 8th September 1939

News from the New Generation

Little sister Magdeleine wrote: 'I only wanted a work of love.'

'To celebrate our 70 years, we have to do something which is a little crazy!'

This is how Gertrude Veronika welcomed the 67 young women who arrived in Tre Fontane, Rome, to celebrate the beginnings of their Community in Touggourt, Algeria in 1939.  read more »

The common year

The idea of this time together is for us to get to know each other better, and deepen our understanding of our common inheritance.  read more »

Little Sisters of Jesus in Italy, Tre Fontane, Rome

Tre Fontane is the family house of the Little sisters of Jesus and their world-wide centre in Rome.  read more »