Caring for our Residents during the Coronavirus
The Little Sisters of the Poor are known for their commitment to nurturing joyful, compassionate, and caring communities. Here at Jeanne Jugan, we’re also known for throwing some good parties! We have a very active Home, which involves opening our doors to countless numbers of families, friends, and volunteers.
Due to the serious risk that COVID-19 poses for our Residents, we have had to completely change this open-door policy. Although visitors are not allowed in our Home at this time, we are committed to keeping in touch with every Resident’s family. Our staff and our Sisters have been facilitating frequent phone calls and video calls between Residents and their loved ones.
We are also finding creative ways to maintain the spiritual and emotional health of our Residents despite the cancellation of group activities and parties. As we find ourselves in this crisis during Lent, we are ensuring that our Residents still have access to spiritual practices important to them. The Little Sisters are praying the rosary individually with Residents. They are also trying to make the Stations of the Cross with them.
Finally, we are thankful for everything that our families, staff, and volunteers are doing during this time. Families have dropped off flowers and candies, volunteers have been offering donations and cards, and staff have been working hard to keep our Home joyful, safe, and healthy. They are real heroes.
Please join us in praying for our Home and for everyone affected by COVID-19. As Pope Francis said, “We want to respond to the pandemic of the virus with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness… Let’s remain united.”