Saint Jeanne Jugan’s founding vision was based on her conviction that as children of God, all men and women should constitute one family and treat one another in a spirit of brotherhood. We believe that the work of hospitality and the family spirit that she brought to birth constitute… a precious heritage with valuable ideals to be cultivated in our time… Pope John Paul II [spoke of] … the ability to think of our brothers and sisters… ‘as those who are a part of me.’ This makes us able to share their joys and sufferings, to sense their desires and attend to their needs, to offer them deep and genuine friendship. He also asked us to “see what is positive in others, to welcome it and prize it as a gift from God; not only as a gift for the brother and sister who has received it directly, but also as a ‘gift for me.’” …[This] expresses so well the family spirit that we wish to cultivate in our Homes!
What would Jeanne Jugan do today? We believe that she would seek to foster the dignity, well-being, and happiness of the elderly in new and creative ways. She would fulfill the regulations of our present health care system without allowing them to constrain her enthusiasm and her convictions… She would welcome the collaboration of all those who wish to join us in providing hospitality to the needy elderly: Resident families, staff, volunteers, Association Jeanne Jugan members, benefactors, professional consultants…. Not only does collaboration contribute to the effectiveness of our mission, but we believe that it is a concrete way of realizing God’s desire for communion and solidarity between persons.
What Would Jeanne Jugan Do? The Little Sisters of the Poor and Our Vision of Hospitality for the Elderly
Please contact Emy Halai, Director of Human Resources, to find out about current employment opportunities in the areas of nursing, dietary, laundry, administration, social services, activities, and plant management. Emy can be reached at (860) 741 – 0791 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are an equal opportunity employer.