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Towards the end of 1839, possibly in the first cold days of winter, Jeanne came to a decision, she brought an old woman home with Her, Anne Chauvin who was blind and infirm. It is related that to get Up the narrow stairs of the house, Jeanne carried her on her back.

What is certain is that she gave her own bed and herself moved up into the Loft. And she “adopts her as her mother”.

 Jeanne Jugan Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Paul Milcent