On December 5, Pope Francis granted a private audience to a very small delegation from the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor led by Mother General María del Monte Auxiliadora.
Five Little Sisters and five residents of the Home in Rome and Marino representing all residents around the world, had the unexpected grace of this audience. During this "unforgettable" encounter, Mother María del Monte presented a spiritual bouquet that all the Houses of the Little Sisters prepared during this year on the occasion of the priestly jubilee of the Holy Father, as well as the offering of 18 chalices representing the 17 provinces and the Mother House.
Mother María del Monte then told us:
May this grace granted to the Congregation and the Residents bring us renewed enthusiasm to always go forward in our beautiful mission at the service of the Poor.
Having lived with our Residents such great joy, I remembered the evangelical words with which the Prologue of our Constitutions begins: "I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding this from the wise and the intelligent and to have revealed it to the little ones. Yes, Father, because such was your good pleasure. "
Through this sharing, we sincerely thank all the residents, Jeanne Jugan Associates, staff, volunteers, benefactors and families for this wonderful collaboration!
With Saint Jeanne Jugan, we say "God be blessed!"