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Associates Jeanne Jugan

The Association Jeanne Jugan was established in 1998 as a contemporary response to the prophetic intuition of our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan. She envisioned hospitality as a humble, charitable service uniting in one family the Little Sisters, the elderly and lay collaborators who wish to serve Jesus Christ in the person of their needy brothers and sisters. The members of the Association Jeanne Jugan are the extension of our hands and hearts.

The Association offers to laymen and women the opportunity of sharing in the spiritual riches of the Little Sisters of the Poor, of participating in their apostolic mission of hospitality to the aged poor, and of helping to spread the charism of Jeanne Jugan in the milieus where they live and work.

Following an introductory period and a time of initial formation, the membership in the association is sealed by an annual promise on May 1st, the feast of St Joseph the Worker.

Since its approval by the Vatican, over 2,000 women and men around the world have joined the Association.  They are from all walks of life, staff members and faithful volunteers who feel drawn to the person of Saint Jeanne Jugan, wish to share in our spirituality and to participate in our mission of hospitality to the needy elderly in a committed, ongoing way.
Members of the Association participate in our apostolate in many ways, each according to his or her talents, interests and family/professional obligations.  To find out how you can join the Association Jeanne Jugan, contact the home nearest you.

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