On Sunday, April 30, our Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ) members renewed their promises and two new members made their promises for the first time during a special Mass.
Association members are lay people from diverse walks of life who feel drawn to the person of Saint Jeanne Jugan, wish to share in the spirituality of Little Sisters of the Poor and participate in our mission of hospitality to the needy elderly in a committed, ongoing way. Membership is formalized by an annual promise, which the Association members renew together on May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker (or the closest Sunday to it).
Our AJJ members participate in our apostolate in many ways, each according to his or her talents, interests and family/professional obligations. They are truly an extension of our hearts and hands in the service of the elderly.
This year we had the pleasure of being joined by Hsiao-mei Chou, an AJJ member from our Home in Taipei, Taiwan. Mei is visiting New York and was happy to renew her promise while here!