Our Philosophy

As Little Sisters of the Poor, we care for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service we have received from our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly as we would Jesus Christ himself, and serve them with love and respect until God calls them home.

  • We welcome low-income elderly who are at least 60 years of age regardless of race or religion.
  • We promote a friendly and home-like atmosphere by maintaining attractive and clean surroundings, and allowing Residents to decorate their rooms in their own personal style.
  • We strive to provide the best level of medical care possible, while also ministering to our Residents’ emotional and spiritual needs.
  • We encourage an independent and active lifestyle through meaningful recreational and social activities, opportunities for volunteering, and a lively pastoral program. Mass is celebrated daily in our chapel for those who choose to attend.
  • We adhere to all the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, especially those concerning the sanctity of human life. We reject all forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and protect our Residents from these practices, as well as from all forms of abuse and neglect.
  • The compassionate care and accompaniment of the dying is the summit of our ministry. At St. Louis Residence, it is our goal that no one dies alone.
  • We welcome the collaboration of many dedicated staff members, volunteers, and benefactors who are the extended hands and hearts of the Little Sisters.
  • In the words of our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan, “Making the elderly happy, that is what counts!”

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