I received the following e-mail and will correct the initial blog entry as soon as I return from Barnesville. Thank you Sister Mary Richard.
I just wanted to let you know that Galileo's daughter wouldn't have been a member of the Little Sisters of the Poor. It is the Poor Clares who are the "female branch of the Franciscans."
The Little Sisters of the Poor were founded in 1839 in France to care for the elderly poor. Thank you for correcting that information in your blog.
God bless you.
Sr. Mary Richard, lsp