Event Name

Mass of Thanksgiving Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Philadelphia


Event Location

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia


Start Date and Time:

Saturday August 24th 10:30AM


End Date and Time

Saturday August 24th 3PM


Event Description

We are inviting all to join us in celebrating our 150th Anniversary of Presence in Philadelphia, serving the Elderly Poor since 1869! Holy Family Home for the elderly is conducted by the Little Sisters of the Poor in southwest Philadelphia.

The Little Sisters arrived

in Philadelphia in 1869 directly from France and at one time cared for over 600 elderly folks in three different Homes here – all bearing the same charism of St.

Jeanne Jugan, our Foundress,

who recognized the very presence of Christ embodied in a blind and paralyzed beggar/elderly woman in 1839. Carrying her into her own apartment and placing her into her own bed, the old woman became the first of many thousands who would find a home of love, care and respect.


Mass will be celebrated by his excellency, Archbishop Charles J.



A reception will follow at the One Logan Hotel, located adjacent to the Basilica