Tomorrow is the anniversary of the beatification of Sr. Rosalie Rendu, D.C. 16 years ago. Here is an account of the events shared by Fr. Ron Ramson, C.M.:

Pope John Paul II beatified Sister Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, on Sunday, November 9, 2003… Twenty-one Vincentians from across the United States made a pilgrimage to Paris and Rome to attend the celebration in honor of Sister Rosalie.

God gave a sunny and blue sky for the ceremonies on Sunday. In his homily, Pope John Paul II said, “In an era troubled by social conflicts, Rosalie Rendu joyfully became a servant to the poorest, restoring dignity to each one by means of material help, education and the teaching of the Christian mystery, inducing Frédéric Ozanam to place himself at the service of the poor. Her charity was inventive. Where did she draw the strength to carry out so many things? From her intense prayer life and the continuous praying of the Rosary, which she never abandoned. Her secret was simple: to see the face of Christ in every man and woman…Let us give thanks for the witness of charity that the Vincentian Family gives unceasingly to the world!”

Enjoy this video posted by the International Daughters of Charity.


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