Saint Jeanne Jugan (1792-1879)
for August 30
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Many cultures hold their elderly in high esteem, show them profound deference, and selflessly serve them. In our culture, we often forget to tend to the needs of the elderly, let alone care for them. Saint Jeanne Jugan, who cared for abandoned elderly women, reminds us of the immense importance of the elderly and of our obligation to care for them and love them. Do you have any elderly people in your life? How do you treat them?
Dear Jesus, please provide companionship and assistance to the forgotten and elderly and show me ways that I can contribute to their well-being.