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.
A Weekend In Lent – Prayer Care Share
17th – 19th March 2017
TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2017
The 11th February will be the 25th World Day of the Sick. We all know sick people and we may be sick ourselves. The 11th of February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is an occasion to celebrate with our Blessed Lady, to pray for the sick and to thank all those in the nursing profession, as also families who care for their loved ones at home, who give themselves tirelessly with great commitment.
As Little Sisters of the Poor, with our Staff, Associates and Volunteers, we have received a vocation and a special calling to care for the elderly sick. Our Mother Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan who responded to God’s call, giving her own bed to an elderly blind and sick old lady, gave a witness of great kindness and asked us to: “Be kind, especially with the infirm. Love them well … Oh yes! Be kind. It is a great grace God is giving you. In serving the aged, it is he himself whom you are serving.” Jeanne Jugan
For this year’s ‘World Day of the Sick’, Pope Francis gave the theme of our Blessed Lady’s: “Amazement at what God has accomplished: ‘The Almighty has done great things for me….’” (Lk 1:49).
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