Little Sisters of the Assumption Family in Mission
Founded by Father Stephen Pernet and Antoinette Fage in 1865 as a religious order in Paris, France. The Little Sisters of the Assumption began as a community of women religious responding to social needs in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. Faced with inadequate housing, insufficient health care and little or no legal protection, families had begun to break apart. Father Pernet saw that the only way to develop the strengths of the families was by going into their homes and responding to their many needs. In 1891, recognizing similar needs in the United States, the Little Sisters followed their call and began their work in New York City, to improve the lives of the poor through social and spiritual services.
Today, the Little Sisters are present in 21 countries and have remained faithful to the vision of their founders: to collaborate with all people of good will to bring about a more just, peaceful and loving world, conscious of the integrity of creation. We want to be what we want the world to be….One Family!