Monday, August 30, 2010

Saint Jeanne, pray for us!

Today we celebrate the feastday of Saint Jeanne Jugan, Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

To commemorate St. Jeanne Jugan we visited the Little Sisters at Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village on Sunday. We were there to videotape a play on the life of Jeanne Jugan. The play had a marvellous spirit about it with a cast of characters. Residents, volunteers, children, Associates, and friends all shared the joyful spirit of Jeanne Jugan.

The music of the Glenn Mohr Chorale just added to the overall beautiful production created by Little Sister of the Poor, Sister Rose, lsp.


Jesus, you rejoiced and praised your Father
for having revealed to little ones
the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.

We thank you for the graces
granted to your humble servant, Jeanne Jugan,
to whom we confide our petitions and needs.

Father of the poor,
you have never refused the prayer of the lowly.
We ask you, therefore,
to hear the petitions that she presents to you on our behalf.

Jesus, through Mary, your Mother and ours,
we ask this of you,
who live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.

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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

"The attainment of perfection and of the salvation of souls is possible only by the special help of the Blessed Virgin. This is the maxim of our Institute."
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade