Exchange of pearls of tenderness

Here we are, back in our little village on the hilltop of Tre Fontane after a very special day. This morning, we little sisters gathered in Chapter, were received by the Pope. On the way home, L Sr Moksha-Rakini (Indian), was still very emotional as she told to me how touched she had been by […]

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Serving unity

Our 12th Chapter has elected a new General Responsible: lsr. Eugeniya-Kubwimana of Jesus, Rwandese and her councilors: lsr. Fiorella of Jesus, Italian lsr. Goneswary of Jesus, Sri Lankan lsr. Monika Greti of Jesus, Austrian lsr. Najiba of Jesus, Iraqi lsr. Pulkeria of Jesus, Tanzanian This choice reflects the beauty and challenge of our call to […]

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Around the well

Since this morning, we are around the well. We aren’t alone… the Samaritan woman opened the way for us. It’s in her company that we too experience our thirst. And it is thus that our General Chapter has begun. We are together from the four corners of the world. During the Eucharist this morning, l.sr. […]

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Toward the unknown

Six months in, here is a patchwork of first impressions from this time of preparation for final vows. We wrote this together, each bringing her own personal experiences: So those are a few of our experiences. I sincerely hope you recognize your own life in ours. Don’t hesitate to write to us to share about […]

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Less coffee for more truth

Biblical scholar Rosalba Manes came to Tre Fontane to study the story of the Samaritan woman with us. L.Sr. Marianna wondered, “I know this passage so well, what can she possibly tell us that would be new?” When Rosalba got to the part where it says, “The hour is coming when true worshippers will worship […]

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A logo

Colours, shapes and drawings can open up depths to which words don’t always have access.  Images have the privilege of communicating without needing translations.  That is why we have been offered a “logo” to help us on the way to our upcoming Chapter.  The little sisters who created it offer us a few keys for […]

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Towards our sources

We have begun the journey of reflection leading to our community’s General Chapter which will take place in Rome, September 2023. A Chapter is a time of community discernment under the guidance of the Spirit, a time to gage how faithful we have been to our charism and our Mission since the last Chapter. Alongside […]

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Something new!

We can’t help feeling a bit moved as we announce that the official website of the Little Sisters of Jesus is now up and running. We listened to everyone’s input—that of both little sisters and outside friends—as we imagined and designed it…We tried to knit your ideas and dreams together, while taking into account what […]

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Ubuntu

L.sr Magdeleine used to say to us, “How can we know each other and love each other if we don’t live together?” Perhaps this phrase contains the roots of the dream that the Little Sisters nurtured over time, in trying to imagine a new means of formation before final vows. We responded to this invitation […]

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Taking time…

In Tre Fontane, as soon as we knew the date of the canonization, we began to open our hearts even before opening our doors. For 8 days from May 12 to 19 the gates remained open, but in order to arrive at the long-awaited day, we walked together step by step, taking the time it […]

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