Written and produced to commemorate the canonization of Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, this show presents the story of her life and her struggles. We journey with Jeanne as she gives up her own bed to a poor and dying woman, as she, by the grace of God, founds an order dedicated to serving the elderly and infirm; and as she is denied all honor and recognition of this remarkable feat by an unscrupulous man who forces Jeanne into a kind of exile in her own final years. This story is inspiring, as Jeanne's love for God shines through in her care for the aged and in the midst of her troubles. The play also delves into life issues that are currently in contention - euthanasia, dying, and dignity - and shows how these issues are fully transformed by the love of God and the love of the poorest among us.
LENGTH: One-Act, about 1:15 to 1:30.
REQUIREMENTS: Either unitary abstract set, or simple backdrops for each scene. Simple costumes and props.