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Who is Jeanne Jugan?

Jeanne Jugan is the foundress and first Little Sister of the Poor. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 3, 1982 and canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 11, 2009.

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225th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Jeanne Jugan

Jeanne Jugan, the Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor was born on the 25th of October 1792. The 225th anniversary of the birth and baptism will find us united to thank God, who, in giving both human life and divine life to Jeanne Jugan, raised up in her and through her a path of holiness in the Church through the humble service of the elderly poor, a charism which is actively being passed on thanks to her fidelity to the action of the Holy Spirit. Today this charism is still relevant and very much alive in the Congregation and more widely so in the great family of Jeanne Jugan.

Our Mother used to say: “The good God has blessed me because I have always greatly thanked his Providence.” Jeanne Jugan invites us to count on God and to thank Him for his Divine Providence in our lives. Thanks to her conviction – which never left her – of being a daughter (son) of God, loved by God our Father, she knew how to respond to her vocation with love throughout her life, seeing God in each person, but especially in the Poor and the Lowly.

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