The Word Among Us

October 2006 Issue

Called to Be Christ in the World

Little Sister 
Magdeleine of Jesus

By: Kathryn Spink

A poorly repaired plaster Jesus lay on a cushion, beneath which was a note. Little Sister Magdeleine, foundress of the Little Sisters of Jesus, had carefully written: "This infant Jesus is a precious souvenir of the beginnings of the foundation. He has brought numerous graces. Let us keep him, even if he isn't very artistic."

I came upon the broken doll in what had been her room, in Sidi Boujnan, Algeria, where I was doing research for her biography. The message...

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