Little Sisters of the Assumption
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE ASSUMPTION
(LSA, Official Catholic Directory #2310); a congregation of nursing sisters who bring relief to the homes of the needy sick, gratuitously, and regardless of race or creed. The congregation was founded in Paris, France, in 1865 and approved by Leo XIII in 1897. The cofounders were Étienne pernet, an Assumptionist, and Marie Antoinette Fage (1824–83).
Mlle. Fage was a member of the Association of Our Lady of Good Counsel, a charitable society in Paris. When Pernet met her, he put her in charge of the work of nursing the sick poor, which he had inaugurated. Out of this movement the sisterhood grew; Mlle. Fage, as Mother Marie de Jesus, became the first superior. Along with complete nursing care, the Little Sisters also assume the responsibility of the management of the home whenever necessary, and give assistance where family life is threatened with disunity. The community follows the Rule of St. Augustine and is governed by a superior general who resides in the motherhouse in Paris, France. The U.S. provincialate is in Walden, NY.
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