Jeanne Jugan Associates are the extension of our hands and hearts.
The Association Jeanne Jugan was established in 1998 as a contemporary response to the prophetic intuition of our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan. She envisioned hospitality as a humble, charitable service uniting in one family the Little Sisters, the elderly and lay collaborators who wished to serve Jesus Christ in the person of their needy brothers and sisters.
Since its approval by the Vatican, over 2,000 women and men around the world have joined the Association. They are new graduates and recent retirees, professionals and stay-at-home moms, staff members and faithful volunteers who feel drawn to the person of Saint Jeanne Jugan, who wish to share in our spirituality and to participate in our mission of hospitality to the needy elderly in a committed, ongoing way.
Catholic women and men at least 18 years of age who are interested in joining the Association participate in a yearlong program of formation. Membership is formalized by an annual promise, which the Associates renew together on May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
Associates participate in our mission in many ways, each according to his or her talents, interests and family/professional obligations.
To find out how you can join the Association Jeanne Jugan, contact the home nearest you.