The Association Jeanne Jugan
The sharing of the charism of religious institutes with the laity opens today “ a new chapter, rich in hope, in the history of relations between consecrated persons and the laity” wrote Pope Saint John Paul 11 in 1996.
Approved by the Catholic Church on September 5, 1998, the Association Jeanne Jugan follows this path of newness and hope.
The Association offers to lay men and women the opportunity of sharing in the spiritual riches of the Little sisters of the Poor, of participation in their apostolic mission of hospitality to the needy elderly, and of helping to spread the charism of Jeanne Jugan in the milieus where they live and work.
Jeanne Jugan envisaged hospitality, as a humble fraternal service uniting in one family the Little Sisters, the elderly and lay collaborators who wish to serve Jesus Christ in the person of their elderly brothers and sisters.
The Association Jeanne Jugan is open to Catholic men and women of at least eighteen years of age who wish to give greater vitality to their Christian faith and to participate in the apostolic mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Following an introductory period and a time of initial formation, affiliation in the Association is sealed by an annual promise which can be renewed every year. This promise is made usually on May 1st, on the feast of St Joseph, the Worker.
Bangalore PS AJJ