Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary

Main Number: 410-543-1645

Vocation Directress

Phone: 410-543-1645

P.O. Box 1755
411 N. Poplar Hill Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21802

The Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary is an active-contemplative community of religious women called to meet Christ in the Eucharist, in the poor, in one another, and in the created world. Embracing the spirituality of Br. Charles de Foucauld, we take as our mission: to “cry the Gospel with our lives.” We were founded in 1974 by Sister Mary Elizabeth Gintling in Baltimore, Maryland. She described our community as women “loving God together” and as “wounded people healing wounded people.”

We live in community with daily Eucharist, morning and evening prayer, adoration, service, and hospitality as the hallmarks of our life. Our apostolate includes a crisis center for the poor, which encompasses a supplemental food
program, financial assistance, a soup kitchen, and a hospitality program for the homeless. Our ministry also oversees a residential program for homeless men, helping them get a new start, a representative payee program, and a good neighbor program.

We are open to women 18 years and up, happy, healthy, humble, and in love with the Lord. Possessing leadership and people skills is a plus, but above all, a willing and loving heart, maturity and common sense.


415 Michigan Avenue NE, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-2575

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