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Foundation and Spirit
of the Association Jeanne Jugan
Foundation and Spirit of the Association Jeanne Jugan
The Association of Jeanne Jugan, approved by the church on September 5, 1998, was founded with the purpose of enabling laypeople to participate in the richness of the congregation's apostolate and contribute to serving Jesus living in the poor elderly with humility and love, which are the charisma of St. Jeanne Jugan. It is an affiliated organization of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
The Association Jeanne Jugan
allows male and female volunteers to share the spiritual values of the Little Sisters of the Poor and participate in apostolic activities for the poor elderly. In doing so, the association offers them the opprtunity to do the charity work founded by St. Jeanne Jugan.
Jeanne Jugan thought that the duty of hospitality was a humble brotherly service that brought together with the Little Sisters of the Poor, the elderly, and the Associates .
Spirit of Jeanne Jugan
Members share the spirit of Jeanne Jugan, the spirit of kindness and humility in the joyful and selfless service for the elderly, and the spirit of modesty and the warmheartedness of recognizing Christ in the elderly. With this spirit, the members of the Association Jeanne Jugan form a large family to welcome the elderly and try to make them happy and spiritually accompany them until the end of their journey in this world while respecting the beliefs of the elderly. Therefore, we can say each member is called to develop the spiritual attitude of St. Jeanne Jugan.