The Little Sisters of the Poor and residents of Holy Family Residence celebrated the feast day of St. Jeanne Jugan, the mother foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, with a host of activities on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
The day began at 10:30 a.m. with a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, along with several other diocesan priests, in the chapel at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. Following the Mass, the Bishop, residents, and friends enjoyed a home cooked luncheon.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been serving the elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1908, work closely with staff, volunteers, and benefactors to create a family spirit for the residents who make their home with them. They welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so they can thrive in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and love.
Shown celebrating LSP St. Jeanne Jugan Feast Day recently were, first row, from left: Sister Therese Michel, l.s.p. and Sister Kathleen, l.s.p. Second row, same order: Sister Alice, l.s.p.; Sister Laurelliya, l.s.p.; Rev. E. Francis Kelly, chaplain; Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton; Sister Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community; Sister Mary Augustine, l.s.p., and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.