Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Jeanne Jugan, Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
The Marianists have shared so many things with the Little Sisters of the Poor and the elderly for whom they care. Over the last 30 plus years we have shared the charism of their Mother Foundress who in an act of mercy began a joyous care for the elderly poor. Each time we visit with our students the marvelous spirit radiates in the residents, Sisters, volunteers, children, Associates, and friends all shared the joyful spirit of Jeanne Jugan.
Today let us offer this prayer to all who have been blessed by the charism of St. Jeanne Jugan.
PRAYER TO JEANNE JUGAN
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 Fatherand the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.
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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade