Little Sisters of Poor Oceania
'Making the elderly happy, that's what counts ' St. Jeanne Jugan
Vow of Hospitality
By our vow of hospitality we promise God to consecrate ourselves exclusively to the service of the elderly poor. We welcome them into our homes, form one family with them, accompany them from day to day and care for them with love and respect until God calls them home.
Through our vow of hospitality the Church has given us a mandate to prolong Christ's mission of charity to convey to the elderly, in the concrete realities of everyday life, the kindness and love of God for them, his eldest children.
Consecrated hospitality is a witness to the mercy of the Father and the compassionate love of the heart of Jesus. (Constitutions)
As Hospitaller religious our lives are made up of many humble, hidden tasks. We serve the elderly day and night, striving to meet their physical needs, to make them happy and to minister to them spiritually. We accomplish our mission together as a community, each one bringing her gifts and talents to the work of hospitality.
Skilled palliative care is provided for our residents by a multi disciplinary team of professionals. For us Little Sisters, the accompaniment and care of the dying is the summit of our vocation. In today's world it is an ever more powerful witness of the culture of life.