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Sayings of Saint Jeanne Jugan

“Love God very much, so that you can look after the aged well, for it is Jesus whom you care for in them.”

"Never forget that the Poor are our Lord."


On Spiritual Poverty & Humility

“Little, very little,

be very little before God.”

Trust in God's Divine Providence

“It is so good to be poor, to have nothing, to depend on God for everything.”

“If God is with us, it will be accomplished … God will help us; the work is his.”

“He is so good … love God very much. All for him, do everything through love.”

“Give us the house—if God fills it, God will not abandon it!”

“We must always say: ‘Blessed be God. Thank you, my God. Glory be to God.’”

“God has blessed me because I have always greatly thanked his Providence.”

\On Union with Jesus

and Mary 



“My good Jesus, I have only you.

                                 “We were grafted into the Cross.”


“Let us sing the glory of our risen Jesus.”

“Jesus is waiting for you in the chapel. Go and find him when your strength and patience are giving out, when you feel lonely and helpless. Say to him: ‘You know well what is happening, my dear Jesus. I have only you. Come to my aid …’ And then go your way. And don’t worry about knowing how you are going to manage. It is enough to have told our good Lord. He has an excellent memory.”


                                      “The Hail Mary will take us to heaven.”

“See how Jesus, Mary and Joseph loved one another, all three, how happy they looked, with what kindness and gentleness they spoke to each other. In our little family, it must be the same.


                    “My children, you love Our Lady?  She will be your Mother!”

“When you will be old, you will no longer see anything … as for me, I no longer see anything but the good God.”

“Eternal Father, open your gates today to the most miserable of your children, but one who greatly longs to see you. O Mary, my dear Mother, come to me. You know that I love you and I long to see You”

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