BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF JESUS
Little Sisters of Jesus is an international religious Congregation of pontifical right founded in September 8, 1939 in the Sahara at Touggort, Algeria, by Little Sister Magdeleine Hutin of Jesus. They have their General house in Rome and the mother is in France. In Nigeria the Regional house is located at Isuaniocha, Awka North Local Government of Anambra State.
Characterized as contemplatives living in the world, the Little Sisters pursue a simple life, after the examples of Blessed Charles de Foucauld.
Their spirituality, centered on the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, is modeled on the hidden life of Jesus at Bethlehem and Nazareth. Their apostolate is that of prayer and friendship which they manifest through their simple daily life that is “Cry the Gospel with your Life”. They earn their living by manual labor like ordinary people do eg. Handcrafts, work in factories, schools and in hospitals.
They live in ordinary dwellings in small communities among the ordinary people comprising persons of diverse races and nationalities, located in many countries throughout the world.
Canonical Status: Pontifical Right
Motto: Jesus Caritas
Charism: Contemplatives in midst of the world, Adoration of the Holy Eucharist, Simplicity, Humility etc (i.e Spiritual Childhood of Jesus at Bethlehem and Imitation of Jesus at Nazareth)
Mission: Living Presence among the people especially the poor and marginalized (as Jesus at Nazareth).
Apostolate: Friendship/Visiting (reaching out to the people in their different insertions especially the poor and least considered , to let them know that God loves them, thereby proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom through our lives.
Postal Address/Email: Little Sisters of Jesus, Isuaniocha, Awka North L.G.A. Anambra State. P.O. BOX 328, Awka 420001, Anambra State.
Formation House: Little Sisters of Jesus, Isuaniocha, Awka North L.GA, Anambra State.
Phone Numbers: 08033761873, 08147803855
Contact/Residential Address Of The Cong. : Little Sisters of Jesus, Isuaniocha, Awka North L.G.A. Anambra State.
Date And Place Founded: September 8, 1939 in the Sahara at Touggort, Algeria.
Foundress: Little Sister Magdeleine Hutin of Jesus
List Of Membership: 8 Littles Sisters in the Country some on mission.
Little Sister Chinwe Odinko Of Jesus