After a month of varied activities in support of St. Jeanne Jugan and her beautiful sayings, Holy Family Residence commemorated her Feast Day on August 30. The day began with a joyous Mass in honor of St. Jeanne, It was our privilege to have Archbishop Nienstedt join us for this very special occasion. He gave a very relevant and touching homily quoting from one of Pope Benedict’s messages during the Youth Conference and relating it to the life of St. Jeanne Jugan. Music by two volunteers added to the beauty of the mass. Association Jeanne Jugan members participated in the Mass, helped serve in the dining rooms and then joined the Residents for lunch. Archbishop Nienstedt greeted each Resident and presented each with a sweet treat. The Residents spent the afternoon participating in a St. Jeanne Jugan Fun Fact Fair – clever games involving her symbols – her begging basket, walking stick, garden flowers, cloak and a familiar picture of her face. It was a magnificent day honoring a magnificent woman of God.
Celebrating a Life of Loving Devotion to God and the Elderly