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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.

Since her childhood, our Mother loved Our Lady very much, she is still telling us today: “My children, you love Our Lady? She will be your Mother.” We can count on her maternal assistance at every moment of our life!

We will be united in prayer and festivities to celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Jeanne Jugan. You can join us to prepare this happy birthday by reciting the Novena Prayer to Saint Jeanne Jugan and confide to her your needs and intentions.


Jesus, you rejoiced and praised your Father for having revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. We thank you for the graces granted to your humble servant, Jeanne Jugan, to whom we confide our petitions and needs.

Your prayer intentions….

Father of the poor, you have never refused the prayer of the lowly, we ask you therefore to hear the petitions that she presents to you on our behalf….

 Jesus, through Mary, your Mother and ours, we ask this of you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

 Saint Jeanne Jugan, pray for us.