Happy St. Joseph Day! Yes, you read that right. I said St. Joseph. I realize his feast day is March 19, but he is such a blessed example for all of humanity that he is honored a second time on May 1 – specifically as St. Joseph the Worker.
One of the special activities that takes place in our home on May 1, as we honor St. Joseph, is the ceremony where the current and incoming members of the Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ) make a promise to serve as an extension of the Little Sisters’ work in the world. Making this commitment on St. Joseph’s feast day – who has been the protector of the Little Sisters’ Congregation since its inception – men and women promise to help spread the spirit of St. Jeanne Jugan by participating in the pastoral, recreational, and cultural activities of the Little Sisters’ homes.
With the dedication of 20 current members and eight new ones, our Little Sisters have quite a group of people with diverse and unique talents to assist them in making the Residents happy!
To learn more about the AJJs and determine if you’re called to this ministry, please click here.