The Little Sisters of the Poor tell their stories

Sr GeorgiaNew video series gives you a peek into the life of nuns dedicated to caring for the elderly poor

For Immediate Release:  March 10, 2016
Media Contact:  Melinda Skea, media@becketfund.org, 202-349-2224

WASHINGTON, D.C. – What does it mean to be a Little Sister of the Poor? Their stories are now told in a new video series featuring nine Little Sisters answering a simple question: “What do you love about being a Little Sister of the Poor?” These heartwarming stories of humble service to the elderly poor can be told in nine one-minute videos, available at thelittlesistersofthepoor.com.

In the new video series, nine Little Sisters of the Poor tell their stories:

Originally from India, Sister Georgia says, “As a Little Sister… I can be more joyful, more outgoing, and more of myself. And the residents they see me, they’re very happy, because they forget their sickness.”

The mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor is to, as our foundress St. Jeanne Jugan showed to us, is to really care for everyone with great love and respect,” says Sister Veronica. “Our work is to uphold the value of human life, the dignity of every human person.”

The Little Sisters of the Poor are a group of religious women who have vowed to care for the elderly poor as if they were Christ himself. Currently the Federal Government is trying to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide services against their religious beliefs even though these same services could easily be offered through the government exchanges.

The Little Sisters of the Poor have received widespread support in their case, including from a diverse coalition of religious leaders representing Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Native American, Catholic, Protestant, and other faiths as well as over 200 Democratic and Republican Members of Congress. More than 40 friend-of-the-court briefs were filed at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Little Sisters (view full list).

The Little Sisters’ case, along with several other religious ministries in Zubik v. Burwell, will be heard March 23.  For more information about their case, visit www.thelittlesistersofthepoor.com.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a BecketFund attorney, please contact Melinda Skea atmedia@becketfund.orgor 202-349-7224. Interviews can be arranged in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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