Saint Rose Venerini was born at Viterbo in Italy, the daughter of a doctor. Following the death of her fiancé she entered a convent, but soon returned home to care for her newly widowed mother. Meanwhile, Rose invited the women of the neighborhood to recite the rosary in her home, forming a sort of sodality with them.

As she looked to her future, Rose, under the spiritual guidance of a Jesuit priest, became convinced that she was called to become a teacher in the world rather than a contemplative nun in a convent. Clearly, she made the right choice: She was a born teacher, and the free school for girls she opened in 1685 was well received.

Soon the cardinal invited her to oversee the training of teachers and the administration of schools in his Diocese of Montefiascone. As Rose’s reputation grew, she was called upon to organize schools in many parts of Italy, including Rome. Her disposition was right for the task as well, for Rose often met considerable opposition but was never deterred.

She died in Rome in 1728, where a number of miracles were attributed to her. She was beatified in 1952 and canonized in 2006. The sodality, or group of women she had invited to prayer, was ultimately given the rank of a religious congregation. Today, the so-called Venerini Sisters can be found in the United States and elsewhere, working among Italian immigrants.

She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 15, 2006.

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  2. Our Father, may everything I do begin with Your
    continue with Your Help,
    and reach perfection under Your Guidance.
    With Your loving care guide me in my daily actions.
    Help me to persevere with love and sincerity.
    Teach me to judge wisely the things of earth
    and to love the things of Heaven.
    Keep me in Your presence
    and never let me be separated from You.
    Your Spirit made me Your child,
    confident to call You Father.
    Make Your Love the foundation of my life.
    Teach me to long for Heaven.
    May its promise and hope guide my way on earth
    until I reach eternal life with You.

  3. Dear Saint Rose Venerini, please intercede for all of us who have a cross to bear. Please give us the strength, patience and continued faith in God to never give up. Also please help our daughter come back to the church and teach our grandchildren about our wonderful and loving God we have,


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