A Breton peasant, she convinced her employer she had to do this and he was the first to contribute funds.
She took on two assistants, a 17 year old and a 70 year old, and they took in elderly homeless women.
They ended up with fifteen houses, but a self-appointed priest took over and promoted the idea as his own and managed to get our Saint incarcerated in a convent.
We don’t know the fate of her staff. Compulsory redundancy?
St. Jeanne Jugan Facts and Figures
Name: Jeanne Jugan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sister Mary of the Cross
Birth and Death Dates: 1792-1879
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 70
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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