Little Sister Magdeleine

Hidden Racism

1953 Bassa, Cameroun1953 Bassa, Cameroun

Magdeleine writes about how racism is one of the most serious violations of love.  read more »

Rome, Centre of Unity

1962 With Father Voillaume1962 With Father Voillaume

Little sister Magdeleine writes to Father Voillaume about her desire for complete openness with the Roman authorities.  read more »

Building love

With the youthWith the youth

In central Lebanon, two Communities of little sisters started simultaneously in two villages scarcely 20 km from each other, but divided by generations of deep enmity. One of the villages, Ras Baalbeck, was Christian, the other Hermel, Muslim.

But for Little sister Magdeleine building up love should begin within the Community.  read more »

God's call to the poorest and for Magdeleine to give her life for Russia

1956 On the road to Eastern Europe1956 On the road to Eastern Europe

Little sister Magdeleine felt the Lord was calling her to leave for Russia for good. She set out on 8 September 1957. 'Now I am going to carry Jesus where there is such a need for hope.'  read more »

Little Sister Magdeleine and the Vatican

1975 Rome,in St Peters Square1975 Rome,in St Peters Square

Little sister Magdeleine's audacity in forging a new road in religious life always went hand in hand with her constant concern for complete transparancy and dialogue with the authority of the Church. Her personal friendship with both Paul VI and John Paul II would also be a great support.  read more »

A smile on the world

1954 Vietnam1954 Vietnam

Already in 1956 Little sister Magdeleine puts the Little sisters in front of the challenges of living in the midst of the turmoil and suffering around them.  read more »

Considerate and respectful love

1949 Among travellers in France1949 Among travellers in France

The heart of the vocation is to love. It is to get rid of the illusion that one has always something to give to the other. It is to know how to receive especially from the 'poorest' in genuine friendship.  read more »

Pleas for Poverty, Third plea

1951 La Borgata Prenistina Rome1951 La Borgata Prenistina Rome

This third plea was presented to Pius XII on the 11 July 1948.  read more »

Pleas for Poverty, First plea

1940-1942 Talks all over France1940-1942 Talks all over France

This plea was submitted to Pius XII through the intermediary of Archbishop Montini, future Paul VI.

At this period no Congregation could be founded without guarantees of sufficient resources to support the life of the Sisters.  read more »