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Somerville leaders, Little Sisters of the Poor honor foundress Jeanne Jugan’s canonization

Posted by Brian Benson  October 29, 2009 11:28 AM

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The following is a press release from the City of Somerville:

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Alderman joined the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Jeanne Jugan residence on Highland Avenue in celebrating the canonization of their Mother-Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan last week, in two ceremonies. At Thursday evening’s Board of Aldermen regular meeting, Aldermen Bill Roche, Bill White, and Tom Taylor presented Mother Gertrude of the Little Sisters with proclamations in honor of the occasion and, at the Little Sisters’ Open House on Saturday, October 24th, Mayor Curtatone and Alderman White presented formal proclamations to the Jeanne Jugan residence, with residents in attendance. “The Little Sisters of the Poor have been wonderful and valued partners with the City in caring for Somerville seniors, and we’re very happy to see their founder, St. Jeanne Jugan, receive the recognition she deserves,” said Mayor Curtatone. “I also want to thank Alderman Bill White for representing the Jeanne Jugan residence and supporting the important mission of this special community of faith.”

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