Spirituality During a Pandemic: The Association of St. Jeanne Jugan
“Be kind, especially with the infirm. Love them well … Oh yes! Be kind. It is a great grace God is giving you. In serving the elderly, it is He Himself whom you are serving.”
– Saint Jeanne Jugan
We are blessed to have the Association of Jeanne Jugan (AJJ) at Queen of Peace. The AJJ is a group of men and women, married and single, who choose to share in the life and mission of the Little Sisters – “to serve Christ with joy and love in the elderly by following the example of humility and confidence left by Jeanne Jugan.”
The members of the AJJ undergo a year of spiritual preparation. New members are then welcomed into the Association Jeanne Jugan by making a promise to imitate the example of St. Jeanne Jugan by serving Christ through the care of the elderly poor. This promise is renewed annually. Our AJJ Associates live out their promise through ongoing spiritual formation and by sharing in the ministry of the Little Sisters.
Our AJJ Associates are always busy at Queen of Peace by serving as liturgical ministers for our Masses and by unselfishly volunteering for many activities designed to keep our Residents happy and comfortable. Under the present circumstances, our Residence in locked down to outside visitors. This has not stopped our AJJ Associates from continuing to serve our Residence. Our Associates continue in their prayerful life and ask God’s blessings and protection for our Residents and caregivers.
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