While most people spend their summer vacations doing just that – vacationing – the Little Sisters of the Poor offer a different experience for college- age women to get involved in helping the elderly. Here at Queen of Peace, we were four young women volunteering for the summer. We came from all over the country – Idaho, Texas, and Montana – in order to further experience the work of the Little Sisters. The summer live-in program allowed us an incredible opportunity to work closely with the Little Sisters and the Residents. We were able to work all over the home including, including with the Residents, in the dining rooms, the front desk, and in activities. Along with working in the home we also were given room and board in order to get the full experience of life with the sisters. Being in Queens gave us the special privilege of being next door to the Novitiate so we had many opportunities to understand the mission of the Little Sisters and where it all begins. As the summer draws to an end we must return to our lives at home, but the Little Sisters of the Poor will always be in our hearts.