The Little Sisters

We are the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary, a vowed community of Catholic women religious. We introduce ourselves as “Little Sisters,” for that is what we strive to be.

We do not pride ourselves in being educated or important; rather we know that we are insignificant, ordinary and needy. Like Jesus, our joy is being loved by our heavenly Father.

Aware of the awesome blessing of being beloved members of God’s family, our mission is TO LOVE. Our hope is that God’s goodness be experienced through our good works, that all may want to belong to our Christian family, and grow closer to God and one another day by day.

We rely on the example and intercession of Our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and Brother Charles de Foucauld in fulfilling our beautiful mission with the poor. Together with our many volunteers and benefactors we support one another in faith, recognizing the dignity of each human life in this vocation of love.

Our community was founded in 1974 and is based in Salisbury, Maryland, within the Diocese of Wilmington.

Our life is characterized by simplicity, love of the poor, universal charity, faithfulness to the Gospel, and a desire to Cry the Gospel with our lives.

Daily Mass, liturgical prayer, contemplation, adoration, and community life form the framework of our ministry with the poor.