“In Your presence, Lord Jesus, with Your grace and through Mary’s intercession, I commit myself to the Association Jeanne Jugan of the Little Sisters of the Poor, for one year. I promise to serve You in the Elderly with joy and love, by following the example of humility and confidence left to us by Jeanne Jugan.”
The Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ) is comprised of men and women who have promised to commit themselves for one year to serve the elderly with joy and love by following the example of humility and confidence left to us by Jeanne Jugan. The AJJ members in Palatine renewed their promise Saturday, April 30 and welcomed four new Associates. May 1 is the Feast Day of our patron saint, St. Joseph the Worker. In honor of St. Jeanne Jugan’s devotion to St. Joseph, traditionally the Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ) members renew their promise as close to May 1 as possible.
Prior to our renewal of vows, we spent the morning listening to Fr. Bill Zavaski lead us through the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. He referred to Pope Francis words, “The Little Sisters of the Poor are icons of mercy.” Fr. Bill went on to talk about how as Associates, we help the Little Sisters with our hearts and hands; having the desire, dedication and devotion to the needy elderly. “God Bless you all during this Year of Mercy.”
To become an AJJ member we attend classes led by one of the Sisters who is our Association Jeanne Jugan sponsor. These formation classes last a year. If you would like to find out more about the Association Jeanne Jugan please contact Sr. Diane at (847) 358-5700 or dnpalatine@LittleSistersofthePoor.org.