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The language of love and serviceSister Constance Veit, LSP

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: "Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with ...

Join us on the journey through Lent Sister Constance Veit, LSP

Lent reminds us that we are pilgrims on the path of discipleship, living out the paschal mystery in our lives, each according to our own vocation. I think it is helpful to have a resolution or personal ...

Humble service and merciful love to AmericaSister Constance Veit, LSP

On August 30, the feast of our foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, we Little Sisters of the Poor will launch a jubilee year celebrating the 150th anniversary of our Congregation's arrival in the United States. ...

'Thank you for your service' Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Together with another Little Sister I was invited to represent our Congregation at a somewhat exclusive reception during the Christmas season. We were happy to bring two of our Residents along with us. ...

Are you ready to be a child again?Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

This time of year always brings me back to my childhood. With fond nostalgia, I remember the pinecone turkeys we made in Girl Scouts, the pilgrim costumes my mother painstakingly sewed and the necklaces ...

Superheroes and the Power of Love Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Superman has his red power cape. Elijah wore a cape to manifest his divine authority. Most famously, the Virgin Mary is usually portrayed wearing a cape-like garment known as a mantle, often blue and ...

Other Persons Are a GiftSister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

A few days ago I met a very little girl who made a big impression on me. Grace and her older brother Benedict suffer from a rare genetic disorder that has resulted in serious hearing impairment and limited ...

The Sick, Our Everyday Heroes Sister Constance Veit, lsp

Over Christmas, two of my family members were talking about a mutual friend who, though chronically ill, routinely does heroic acts of kindness for others. Though they get exasperated with her when she ...