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11. Love and Friendship

We are encouraged to develop our gifts reaching out to others in love and friendship, the heart of our vocation.  read more »

10. The human virtues

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Little sister Magdeleine invites the Little sisters not to set themselves apart from other people and to develop all the human virtues as a solid base for their religious life.  read more »

9. Before being a religious, be human and a Christian

Before being religious, be human and Christian in all the strength and beauty of these terms. Christ was true God and true man, so do not be afraid of being human; for the more you are totally human, the more you be able to give glory to the Father, who is glorified in his creatures. Then your religious life will grow and develop on a solid, well-balanced and normal basis.  read more »

8. As Leaven in the Dough

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With Jesus as their Model, the little sisters want to live among their neighbours and at work as 'leaven in the dough', sharing everything that makes up daily living.  read more »

7. This is my will and testament

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This is my will and testament:

Everything I have written up until now is inspired entirely by Brother Charles of Jesus. It is his testament that I have passed on to you. It is not mine. What follows is mine. I alone am responsible

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6. Little sisters 'of no importance at all'

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In 1944, we introduced ourselves officially in front of Pius XII as 'Little Sisters of no importance at all.' and our Community as a working Congregation belonging to the social class of poor people and of ordinary manual workers.  read more »

5. Call to the lowest place

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Are you really aware that to be a true follower of Brother Charles of Jesus, you must be a living witness of his thought and of his desire to be totally poor, humble and lowly? Like Brother Charles of Jesus, you will have to live as the poor do and among the poor, in line with the Gospel.  read more »

4. Seeking the will of their Beloved Brother Jesus

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Brother charles wrote: 'The more we are united to the Church, the more we are united to the Holy Spirit who animates her - the more we will love him whose Body she is, our beloved Lord Jesus. 'It is in this spirit that the Little sisters will seek God's will for their lives.  read more »

3. Love for the people of Islam

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On account of Brother Charles who lived and died among the Moslem people of North Africa, the Little sisters will have a special concecration to their brothers and sisters of Islam.  read more »

2. Cry the Gospel with your life

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Following Brother Charles of Jesus, 'the Universal Little Brother', the Little sisters will be ready to go to the ends of the world to 'Cry the Gospel not through words but through the whole of their lives.  read more »