Blessed Rosalie Rendu was only 15 years old when she became a Daughter of Charity. For the next 54 years she dedicated herself to serving the poor in the Mouffetard, the most deprived district of Paris.
Slide presentation on the life and actions of Blessed Rosalie Rendu, D.C.
Blessed Rosalie Rendu’s Feast Day is on February 7. Watch a video about how Sr. Rosalie brought Christ’s love to the poor, forgotten, & marginalized people of the Mouffetard district of Paris.
In 1833 Monsieur Emmanuel Bailly was a professor of philosophy at the world-renowned Sorbonne, in Paris. Sister Rosalie Rendu was already the equivalent of the Mother Teresa of the day. The professor recommended two impetuous students, Monsieur Ozanam and Monsieur le Taillandier, to Sister Rosalie.
As we approach the anniversary of the founding of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (April 23), may its membership be filled with zeal in carrying out God’s mandate to care for His people in need!