Anniversary of the Beatification of Mother Marie-Rose

Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher

Thirty-nine years ago, Sister Hermance Baril, General Superior of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, described Mother Marie-Rose’s beatification as:

 An historic moment

“In 1982, Pope John Paul II proposed our foundress as a model for our time and proclaimed the relevance of her mission in the contemporary Church.”

A moment of renewal

“The Church recognized Mother Marie-Rose as a beloved woman of God whose ardent desire was to enkindle God’s love throughout the world.”

A moment of hope

“Mother Marie-Rose believed in the future. She knew how to risk living everyday life in solidarity with the women and men of her time. She was able to discern their needs and offer appropriate responses for the future.”

 

Prayer to Marie-Rose Durocher

Blessed Marie-Rose,

look at the plight of our world during this time of pandemic.

Intercede to God for us so that God may

enlighten our leaders,

Be present to those who suffer,

and inspire us to offer comfort and friendship to all.

Amen!