Little Sister Magdeleine

Introducing the Constitutions

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The Constitutions of the Little Sisters of Jesus begin with this letter from Little Sister Magdeleine, their foundress.  read more »

Our roots in a Muslim world

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After 50 years of presence in Norway, the Little sisters close their community. To celebrate and thank God for all the tiny seeds sown in the ground a long standing friend decided to organize a study day for lay people with the aim of exploring how the spirituality of Brother Charlesspeaks to the lay person in today’s world.  read more »

Little Sister Magdeleine's life in pictures

Photos taken throughout Little Sister Magdeleine's life...  read more »

Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus and Nomadism

El Abiodh Tent with Fr VoillaumeEl Abiodh Tent with Fr VoillaumeIn this article Brother René, founder of the Little Brothers of Jesus, describes the place of nomadism in Little sister Magdeleine's life and her love for all minority populations.

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Time-line of life of Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus (text only)

Important dates and events in the life of Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus (text only)  read more »

Cultivate the human virtues

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Being a good Christian is more important than being a nun. We must cultivate the human virtues of hospitality and love to the highest possible decree and then add to them the virtues of the religious life.
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My prayer has always been

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My prayer has always been, Lord, send me any number of trials and any amount of suffering, but allow me to be always in perfect harmony with your Church.
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Keep your eyes wide open

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Keep your eyes wide open so as to see the suffering and misery of the world as well as the beauty of life and of the entire universe.  read more »

Immerse yourself deeply among people

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Immerse yourself deeply among people by sharing their life, through friendship and love. Give yourself to them completely like Jesus who came to serve and not to be served; you too become one with them. Then you will be like leaven which must lose itself in the dough to make it rise.  read more »

This is the essence of our vocation

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This is the essence of our vocation: to succeed in the difficult task of finding place in our hearts for all those people whom we are in close contact with in our day-to-day life, those whom the Lord places on our path, and to do it as though they were the only friend we had. That is the message of our Community, and I want us to carry it throughout the world, over every continent, to all peoples, be they Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Marxists or non-believers.  read more »