“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.”
May 1st 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 promises on the first weekend of May.
The 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.
With 40 AJJ members, we are blessed to have one of the largest Association Jeanne Jugan groups in the U.S. Our members assist the Little Sisters by volunteering to help in the dining rooms during meals, providing dessert tables for special events (such as Valentine’s Day, Feast Days, etc.), visiting with the Residents, and much more.
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 and at the beginning of May the new members make their promise and the current members renew their promise. This year we welcomed Pam Anderson and Monica Hilrosa as new members.
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.