Association project for 2010–2015, “The Brotherhood lives with the most poor.”
Launch of the “Flowers of fraternity” operation for October 1st – The international day of the elderly
The Foundation of the little brothers of the Poor takes charge of its 500th lodging.
The little brothers of the Poor adopt a new regional development plan called “Go where we are not or are not enough.”
Mali Bracia Ubogich – Poland, Warzow, Lublin, Poznan founded
Omaha chapter founded
Les petits frères de Pauvres – Switzerland, Rolle founded
Miami Friend group founded
Cincinnati chapter founded
Freunde Alter Menschen – Germany, Berlin founded
The little brothers of the Poor extend their field of intervention to the hospital sector and to sick people living at home.
San Francisco chapter founded
Philadelphia chapter founded
Amicas de la gent gran – Spain, Bracelona founded
Little brothers of Poor / Friends of the Elderly – Ireland, Dublin founded
Upper Peninsula of Michigan chapter founded
The little brothers of the Poor Association is recognized for its public service.
Boston chapter founded
International Federation founded
Creation of Bersabée, the first housing foundation that became part of the “Foundation of the little brothers of the Poor” in 2003, which comprises 6 foundations, the Bersabée Foundation, the Othenin-Girard Foundation, the Mireille and Pierre Landrieu Foundation, Louise Roullin Foundation and the UTB Foundation, and Lecordier Foundation
Minneapolis chapter founded
The little brothers of the Poor adopt a more protesting tone and denounce, for instance, the poor living conditions for elderly people in hospice.
Departure of Armand Marquiset. The Association adopts a more secular approach better connected to society’s rapid evolution.
“I believe in love. It is the only solution possible, the only answer. Failure means you’re not giving enough of it.”
Armand Marquiset, founder
Canadian Association founded
Chicago chapter founded
First Christmas Eve dinner organized by the little brothers of the Poor with the Saint-Ambroise parish. An initiative that later expands to several large cities in the province, then to many countries around the world.
Creation of the very first “Happiness House” (Château du Bonheur), childhood home of Armand Marquiset renovated to accommodate his wards during holiday breaks.
Official creation of the little brothers of the Poor Association. First actions organized in Paris for the “elderly destitute” of the Quartier Saint-Ambroise.
Armand Marquiset takes his first steps in social companionship at “La Mie de Pain.” On July 7, 1939, he was struck with the idea for the little brothers of the Poor at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The concept for the association emerged, but events related to the Second World War delay creation.