A New Saint for our Time: Blessed Jeanne Jugan to be Canonized Oct. 11

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Blessed Jeanne Jugan, will be canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on Oct. 11. This saint-to-be, who devoted her life to helping the elderly poor, is especially significant to the American faithful as we debate health care policies aimed at rationing care for seniors.

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