Vocations

If God has gifted you with a love for the poor and a desire to know him more deeply, he may be offering you the precious gift of a vocation to consecrated life. We’d be happy to talk to you and accompany you in your discernment.

With the canonization of our foundress and the ever-increasing population of older persons, our vocation is more relevant than ever. Saint Jeanne Jugan often said, “What happiness for us, to be a Little Sister of the Poor!” We feel the same way today and we’re eager to share our joy with you.

There are many different ways to begin discerning your call to consecrated life. Best of all is to share times with sisters and with our elderly Residents. You can begin with an afternoon visit to one of our homes, and we also welcome you to make a deeper connection through a service placement or religious internship. Most important, you don’t need to discern this important call by yourself.

  • Check out our national website to read more about our consecrated life and our mission of hospitality to the elderly poor
  • Arrange to visit us for Mass, or another practice of prayer, and a tour of St. Augustine Home
  • Volunteer with the elderly to get to know them. Choose one of our homes to “get your feet wet.” See http://littlesistersofthepoor.org/locations/u-s-homes/ and visit the websites at our homes
  • Attend one of our discernment retreats. Several are held at different locations around the country throughout the year
  • Consider a spring or summer service placement or spiritual internship in one of our U.S. homes. Click here for more details (PDF)
  • Contact Sr. Georgia here in Indianapolis at 317-415-5767, or by email at astindianapolis@littlesistersofthepoor.org