Feast of Blessed Rosalie Rendu, D.C.

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, as a true daughter of St Vincent de Paul and like another Sister of her epoch, St Catherine Labouré. Let us give thanks for the witness of charity that the Vincentian family gives unceasingly to the world! – Pope Saint John Paul II, homily at Beatification of Blessed Rosalie in 2003

February 7 is Blessed Rosalie Rendu’s Feast Day. To learn more about her, go to this list of Resources tagged “Bl. Rosalie”.

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