Vocation Prayer to St. Jeanne Jugan
we praise and thank you for the life and vocation of
St. Jeanne Jugan.
From an early age she knew that you wanted her for yourself,
and she allowed herself to be formed in your image,
gentle and humble of heart.
In the school of St.
John Eudes she learned to make her life a continuation of yours
in prayer and charity.
At the appointed time
you revealed yourself to her in the person of an elderly woman in need.
Jeanne responded to your divine invitation and gave herself totally to you
in the service of the aged poor.
Helped by the Brothers of St. John of God,
she adopted the vow of hospitality and the practice of begging on behalf of the poor.
We turn to you, Good Shepherd and Lord of the Harvest:
Through the intercession of St. Jeanne Jugan,
give to your Church holy priests like St. John Eudes
and fervent religious like St. John of God,
who will give their lives for your glory and the salvation of souls.
Inspire many young women to follow in the footsteps of St. Jeanne Jugan,
living the Beatitudes in humility and simplicity of heart,
in the joy of hospitality to the elderly.
We make this prayer through the intercession of Mary,
your mother and ours, and of St. Joseph,
patron of the Universal Church.