The Association Jeanne Jugan is comprised of lay persons who are responding to God’s call to share the ideal, the spirit and the apostolic mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor, following the example of Saint Jeanne Jugan. This sharing takes the form of a commitment after a year-long preparation. Associates have the grace-filled opportunity to exercise their call through prayer, service and hospitality to the elderly poor and, on occasion, to the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Association Jeanne Jugan can be found on all 5 continents.
Approved by the Church in 1998, the Association Jeanne Jugan follows the path of “evangelical joy and hope” encouraged by Pope Saint John Paul II. St. Jeanne Jugan envisioned hospitality as a humble, fraternal service uniting in one family those who wish to serve Jesus Christ in the person of their elderly brothers and sisters.
Providing a valuable and welcome support, forms of service are diverse and include:
The Little Sisters of the Poor invite Catholic women and men, eighteen years and older, who are seeking a greater spiritual vitality to take the plunge to deepen their faith. After a period of spiritual formation, new Jeanne Jugan Associates are received into the Association Jeanne Jugan by the making of a public promise. This commitment is renewed annually in May under the patronage of St. Joseph the Worker. For more information, please contact Sister Raymond Elizabeth, click here.