On 21st April 1830, Sister Catherine Labouré saw her dearest wish fulfilled when she entered the Seminary of rue du Bac, Paris. Three days later, the body of Saint Vincent was transferred with great solemnity, from Notre-Dame de Paris to Saint-Lazare. The Seminary Sisters took part in the octave of celebrations that lasted from 25th April to 2nd May 1830.
To celebrate the anniversary of the beatification of Sister Rosalie Rendu DC in November 2003 we take a look at her extraordinary life and draw inspiration from her for our world today.
Jeanne Marie Rendu was born 9 September 1786 at Confort, a district of Gex in the Jura Mountains. She was the eldest of four girls. Her parents, simple living mountain people and small property owners, enjoyed a certain affluence and true respect throughout the area.
100 years of the Association of the Miraculous Medal
by Gregory Gay CM
Fr. Gregory Gay CM, Superior General of the Association of the Miraculous Medal, writes a letter One hundred years journeying with Mary united with Jesus in the Poor by way of the Miraculous Medal. In it he announces Jubilee celebrations which will run from 8 July 2008 to 20 November 2009.
An address to young people at a gathering in Benagalbon, Spain, on 23 July 1990. Excerpted from Deep Down Things: Selected writings by Richard McCullen CM (New York, 1995). The character of Jonah would hardly figure among the ten most interesting characters of the Old Testament. It could be said that he probably never existed. The story of Jonah is just a story, but a story with a point to it. Jonah received a missionary vocation from God and he tried to avoid it. Instead of going to the country for which he received a vocation, he tried to go somewhere else. What happened? He was shipwrecked.