Residents, staff and Little Sisters from neighboring homes joined Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and Sister. Mary Michael, superior of The Little Sisters of the Poor, for the blessing of our newly renovated chapel here at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in NE Washington on June 13.
In his remarks, Cardinal Wuerl emphasized how the simple yet reverent style of the new chapel mirrors the simplicity of the Little Sisters’ life. He also thanked the numerous benefactors without whom the renovation project would not have been possible. We have embarked on a capital campaign – Building Together on Sacred Ground – to raise more than $12 million for urgently needed repairs and renovations.
Citing the finishing touches still to be completed in the chapel, Cardinal Wuerl reflected that faith is always a work in progress, and for the Little Sisters, there is always another act of charity to be done in caring for the needy elderly. Here at the Jeanne Jugan Residence we offer a home to 100 low-income seniors in three levels of care, including nursing, boarding care and independent living apartments.
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