On a winter evening in 1839 a French woman of humble origins named Jeanne Jugan, opened her heart and her modest home to Jesus Christ in the person of a blind, elderly woman in need. This one act of kindness was the foundation of the mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982, Jeanne Jugan was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Imagine traveling the journey of Saint Jeanne Jugan, friend and patron of the elderly!
A “Pilgrimage to France – In the Footsteps of St. Jeanne Jugan” is being offered from October 15 – 24, 2013. Tom Famulari, a former member of the Association Jeanne Jugan at St. Martin’s Home in Baltimore, has planned the trip to France. The pilgrimage will highlight places associated with Jeanne Jugan: place of birth, family home, place of baptism and interment. The group will have the opportunity to see where Saint Jeanne Jugan’s ministry began — the apartment where she began her work, and the homes she founded in Saint Servan, Dinan, and Rennes. The highlight of the trip will be a visit to the Mother House of the Little Sisters of the Poor in La Tour. In addition, travelers will have the opportunity to visit the American cemetery at Omaha Beach and spend time sightseeing in Paris with stops at the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.
For further information, call Tom Famulari at 757-678-0157 or e-mail Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
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