Each year 7th February celebrates the life of Sr Rosalie Rendu, a member of the Sisters of St Vincent De Paul. Sr Rosalie was a great help to Frederic Ozanam who set up the tremendous St Vincent de Paul Society which is so well known for its great work for the poor. In 2003 Pope John Paul declared her Blessed Rosalie Rendu and the cause for her canonisation continues.
Blessed Rosalie is a fine example to all of us for her prayer life, her self-sacrificing life style and her generous work for the poor. The Daughters of St Vincent de Paul pray that her final stage to sainthood will come soon.
The attached powerpoint tells of Blessed Rosalie. We will soon be starting Lent and the Church encourages us to pray, to make sacrifices and to give alms, all of which we can see inspiration in the life of Blessed Rosalie. This week on the Teams/Google Platform for each RE Class, the pupils will be encouraged to put some quiet time aside to view this powerpoint, spend some time reflecting on the example of Blessed Rosalie and to plan out ‘what they are doing for Lent’.