15 Days of Prayer with Saint Jeanne Jugan

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Paperback, 140 pages

From the back cover:

Through a series of imaginary conversations, Rev. Michael Lafon introduces us to the life and spirituality of St. Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Jeanne is a friend and patron of the elderly—but she is more than that. In our materialistic culture she calls us to live the Beatitudes, trusting that God will provide. She challenges your people to refuse God nothing in following his call. No matter what our age or vocation, she invites us to do everything through love.

After founding the Little Sisters of the Poor by welcoming the needy elderly into her home and caring for them with extraordinary love and dignity, Jeanne Jugan disappeared into the shadows. She spent her last years in forced retirement among the novices and young Sisters at the community’s motherhouse, quietly instilling generations of her daughters with her spirit of humility and charity. Today over 2,700 Little Sisters continue the charism and work of St. Jeanne Jugan in thirty-two countries around the world.

About the Author:

Michael Lafon is a diocesan priest and the spiritual son and successor to one of the first disciples of Charles de Foucauld, Albert Peyrigure. He is also the author of 15 Days of Prayer with Charles de Foucauld.

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