French contemplative order welcomes women with Down syndrome

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Sunday 31, May 2015 | Category:   Consecrated Life,Vocation and Discernment
 Institute of the Little Sisters of the Lamb, French contemplative order
The Institute of the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb is a unique
religious community of women with and without Down syndrome. 

The Institute of the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb is a 30-year-old contemplative order in France that accepts young women with Down syndrome called to religious life. 

According to Regina magazine, "At the priory, the Little Sisters receive young women touched by the spirit of poverty and dedication... Every day they receive the Eucharist, living in the spirit of silence and prayer, while meditating on the Gospel."

The order was founded with the encouragement of geneticist Jérôme Lejeune, who discovered the cause of Down syndrome.

Read more about this small contemplative community here.

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