Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7: Saint Rose Venerini

St. Rose Venerini

History

Born in Italy, Rose entered a convent soon after the man she planned to marry died. But then her father died, and she had to go back home to take care of her mother. Rose started leading all the girls and women in the neighborhood in the Rosary every evening. Then she discovered that many of them did not know much about their faith, so she started to teach them. She also trained other teachers and started schools in various places. Sometimes people didn’t want the schools and even set them on fire, but Rose kept on teaching, full of faith that this was what God wanted her to do. 

Activity

Praying the Rosary as a family every evening can help keep everyone tuned into to what God wants each of you to do. If you are not doing this devotional – or if you’ve fallen out of the habit, start praying together again today. If you have very small children, you might just want to do part of the Rosary (say, the first decade) and finish the rest of it with your older kids and/or spouse after the little ones are in bed.

Saint Rose of Venerini, pray for us!


More reading for parents:

Catholic News Agency
American Catholic
Catholic Online