This month of August, in order to honor our foundress, Jeanne Jugan, we have invited residents, employees and Little Sisters to meet outside in front of the Jeanne Jugan statue every Monday and recite the Novena Prayer to her. Many have found it a nice way to start their week, and a good reminder of who Jeanne Jugan was and how important her mission was.
August is special because it holds her feast day, which is on the 30. We invite you to turn to St. Jeanne this month with your own needs and intentions. She has never let us down!
NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. JEANNE JUGAN
Jesus, you rejoiced and praised your Father for having revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. We thank you for the grace granted to your humble servant, Jeanne Jugan, to whom we confide our petitions and needs.
(pause to voice your personal needs and intentions)
Father of the poor, you have never refused the prayer of the lowly. We ask you, therefore, to hear the petitions that she presents to you on our behalf.
Jesus, through Mary, your Mother and ours, we ask this of you, who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.