Little Sister Magdeleine

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


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 »

1. Because of Brother Charles of Jesus

Little sister Magdeleine presents her Green booklet refering to Brother Charles: 'He alone is our founder, I am only trying to understand his thought and pass it on to you, looking more at the lessons of his life and of his death than at his rule. Brother Charles of Jesus cannot be confined or limited by a rule that he never actually lived himself, alone or with others.'  read more »

The Green Booklet

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Little sister Magdeleine wrote the Green booklet in September 1945.  read more »

6 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Brother Rene Voillaume and Little sister Magdeleine

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'Fifty years of close collaboration', is the title that Little Sister Annie, of the Little Sisters of Jesus, gave to the text that follows. What she wrote expresses the facts very well, but does not take account of the deep and reciprocal affection which, over this long period, linked Father Voillaume to the Little Sisters. This was also brought out into the light by the fraternal attention and female sensitivity with which they helped him during his last years. We will never be able to thank them sufficiently.  read more »