The General Council is a community at the service of the mission and unity of all the Little Sisters of Jesus. It is made up of six sisters, one of whom is the General Responsible. They are elected by the Chapter (a general assembly of Little Sisters), and they serve for six years. They review and give an account of their time of service at the following Chapter. Besides visiting communities scattered throughout the world, they live and work in Tre Fontane in close collaboration with the members of the General Services (Finances, Secretariat, and Formation). Together with the General Council, each Little Sister is “co-responsible” for the mission and charism of the entire congregation.