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.
As Little Sisters of the Poor, we have been called by God to a beautiful vocation. The care of the elderly until their natural death, in Family style Homes. We are part of a team, with the Staff, the Volunteers and Associates, the Families of the Residents and the great number of people who support us with financial help, without which we could not run our Homes. This is in the spirit of our Mother Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan, who after the words of Saint John Paul 11nd at the celebration of her Beatification: “…Never having read the beautiful passages of Gaudium et Spes, Jeanne was already in secret harmony with what they say about establishing a great human family where all men are treated as brothers (n. 24), sharing the world’s goods according to the law of justice which is inseparable from the law of charity (n. 69). The life of our Foundress was totally given to making the Residents feel at Home and to know and respond lovingly to their needs so that they would be happy. She encourages us all by her example to have confidence and trust in our Blessed Lord for all our needs.
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