The Association Jeanne Jugan are a group of lay men and women who wish to emulate the spirit of Jeanne Jugan and carry out her mission of love and service toward the elderly poor. We seek to be an extension of working hands and hearts for the Little Sisters of the Poor and assist in all areas of hospitality.
Each Association member can fondly share a story about how they first found the home or met a Little Sister and began volunteering. Then after a period of discernment and a greater level of commitment each member enters spiritual formation for one year. Association members renew their promises annually. This is traditionally held during a May 1, Mass which celebrates the Little Sister’s patron, St. Joseph.
This year on May 1, 2016, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the Pawtucket Association Jeanne Jugan welcomed two new members, Arthur Boisse and John Gravel. In addition, fifteen members renewed their promise for another year
The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Francis Roque D.D. After Mass, Association members spent time serving dinner to residents on all three floors. Finally, all then adjourned in the auditorium to enjoy Sunday dinner with the Sisters and spend time in each other’s company. Thanks be to God.
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