But scary to think someone that fragile would be considered for this order of sisters. The following are two stories about these sisters:
Moved by the poor, sick elderly lining the streets of cities in France, Jeanne Jugan founded the Little Sisters of the Poor in the 19th Century who today serve the poor and the elderly in 31 countries. The story is told that one day when Jugan begged a young man for money, he hit her in the face. She said to the man, “You gave that to me, now give me something for the elderly.”
In true imitation of her community’s foundress, one of the sisters entered the building and asked the policeman at the front, “Can you give something for the poor and the sick today?” As she held out her hand, the man leaned over the counter and spit right in it. The sister calmly put that hand behind her back and putting her other hand forward said, “That was for me. Can you please give something now for the poor and the sick?”
I hope this doesn’t affect donations. My great-aunt lived in a home run by the Little Sisters and it scares me that someone might have done something to hide a mistake or abuse her in any other way.