In this video clip from the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia, Sr. Marge Clifford, DC tells us about Blessed Rosalie Rendu, DC whose Feast Day is coming up on February 7.
Fr. Mavric invites every member of the Vincentian Family to take one very concrete step; that is, every member is to bring one new candidate to one of the branches of the Vincentian Family.
It has been written of Frederic Ozanam: “While innovators wore themselves out with theories for changing the world, these young men set about climbing up to the floors where the misery of the poor hid.”
In addition to caring for the sick poor in their homes, Blessed Rosalie collaborated closely with the civil authorities responsible for the assistance of those who were poor.
Nov. 9 is the anniversary of the beatification of Sr. Rosalie Rendu, D.C. 16 years ago. Here is a brief account of the events of Nov. 9, 2003 and a video about Blessed Rosalie.
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!
We celebrated the Feast Day of Blessed Rosalie Rendu earlier this week; now read these stories through the eyes of Sr. Frances Ryan, D.C. from an article in the Vincentian Heritage Journal. (SlideShare presentation)
See a presentation: Five Faces of Rosalie Rendu by Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M. along with two printable resources on Blessed Rosalie.