Skip to comments.A Dog Named Abner/Little Sisters of the Poor
Posted on 12/23/2007 5:28:18 PM PST by Cavalcabo
Though there's no shortage of cheerfulness at the Little Sisters of the Poor. Since it was founded in France in 1839, its mission has been to give dignity and love to the elderly poor -- to people of every background and religion.
And, boy, do the sisters deliver.
Sister Regina took me on a tour of the residence. I was struck by the laughter and camaraderie on every floor -- even in the infirmary, where people are near their end, the joy was abundant.
You have an opportunity to advance more joy this year. Instead of donating money to the latest trendy cause this holiday season, why not improve the lives of 82 elderly folks instead? Contact the sisters at email@example.com or 412-307-1268 for details.
Maybe you ought to pay a visit to the home, too -- and possibly volunteer. If you're lucky, Sister Regina will take you on a tour. You'll be moved by the grace and dignity you'll encounter.
Be sure to bring a treat for Abner.
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