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The Lantern of Rosalie

    The Lantern of Rosalie

    Why is the lantern a symbol that represents Rosalie?

    When Rosalie was walking at night through the streets of Montreal, she was carrying a small lantern to light her way. She used a lantern when she visited the sick in their room in the evening or during the night.

    Rosalie’s authentic lantern is exhibited at the Misericordia Sisters Museum.

    The story goes that on the night of her death, Rosalie appeared to the Sisters who were suddenly awakened in the dormitory and at the same moment to unwed mothers. It seemed that the latter did not recognize her as an elderly nun. She walked around their beds, holding a small lantern.

    Rosalie was like a little light, humble, hidden, not seeking to shine or to spread their radiance.

    Rosalie is close to the people of today. She is still coming to enlighten us with her lantern.

    Over time, for the Misericordia Sisters, Rosalie remained this symbol of light. It may now be the light that illuminates our most difficult times. She is a light for our path, she guides us and enlightens.

    On November 21, 2015 an important moment for the International Family of Miseridordia was experienced at the Rosalie’s tomb. Twenty-two Mission Contact People were mandated to find creative ways in their environment that would ensure the conveyance of Rosalie’s Charism. The Charism of Mercy that was entrusted to all these committed lay members of the International Family is a valuable spiritual treasure which is dear to us and must be shared. It is now in the lay people’s hands to discover, deepen, expand and adapt the mission to the ever-changing challenges in order to ensure an environment of Mercy for distressed mothers, their children and their families. A lantern was then given to each one of the twenty-two Mission Contact People by Sr Monique Lallier, Superior General.

    The lantern symbolizing Rosalie’s charism, conferred by the Misericordia Sisters, is well visible in all our Family milieus.

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    The Flower that Symbolizes Rosalie

      The Flower That Symbolizes Rosalie

      Since May 1931, the Woolly Blue Violet has been associated with Rosalie Cadron-Jetté. At events in the Community of the Misericordia Sisters or the International Misericordia Family, we note the presence of violets. In addition, the Prayer to Rosalie is housed in a bouquets of violets. Why this association?

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      If we refer to the Positio, Volume 1, on the virtues and renowned Holiness of Rosalie Cadron-Jetté, we read on page 345, a text by Mother Marie-Claire, Secretary General at the time, entitled "Memories of Unforgettable Days, 9-10-11 May 1931".

      At the time of the translation of the remains of Mother of the Nativity to the Mother House of Cartierville, on May 11, 1931, "Mother Sainte Béatrice, touring the garden, sees in a corner some pretty Woolly Blue Violets that she immediately picks up. What's more symbolic and appropriate to adorn the tomb of our Foundress? Also, sweet violets so reminiscent of the humility of our Mother, will remain on her tomb as long as the exposition of the blessed bones will last."

      Since then,  this tiny purple flower, with its humility, simplicity and modesty, has been associated with Rosalie.

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      To Pray with Rosalie

        To Pray with Rosalie

         

        To pray with the foundress of the Misericordia Sisters, we have three suggestions to make to you: the Bunch of Violets, the Request Favors and the Novena with Rosalie.

         

        The Bunch of Violets

        In this bunch of violets, you will find a prayer written for those who wish to pray to Rosalie.

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        "God of tenderness, you who know my heart and my desires, grant me to live in Your mercy. May the courage and compassion of Rosalie Cadron-Jetté be a constant inspiration for me and may I obtain, through her intercession, the favor I solicit. Through Jesus, the source of Life. Amen"

        The bunch of violets represents Rosalie's simplicity and modesty, always ready to serve others, addition to caring for single mothers and their children.

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        To obtain some of these violet bunches, contact us.

         

        The Request Favors

        Many people contact the Rosalie Cadron-Jetté Centre or the Misericordia Sisters to ask for prayers. These of them believe in Rosalie, in her open heart and her active intercession with God for those in need.

        If you want to ask for Rosalie’s help so that she will intercede for you, simply fill out the enclosed Favors Requested Leaflet and send it to us by e-mail or regular mail.

        If you want to write us a personal prayer, click here.

        For prayer support, send your intentions to RCJC and these will be deposited on the tomb of Mother Rosalie. Rest assured that the International Misericordia Family, the Sisters and Lay People, will be united in prayer with you daily to ask God to help you.

        Every Friday, between 2 and 3 o’clock, the Misericordia Sisters are assembled in their chapel located in the Cartierville Motherhouse in Montreal. This is “Adoration-Miséricorde” Hour. They pray the same four objectives as those of the Continuous Novena Prayer Group. If you have any prayer requests to make, the Rosalie-Cadron-Jetté Centre is there to receive and forward them to the sisters who will pray on your behalf.

         

        The Novena with Rosalie

        You can pray the Novena with Rosalie « Rosalie… a Woman of Deep Faith ».

        This Novena is based on the phases of her life and on the Positio on the virtues and renowned holiness of Rosalie.

        To access to the Novena booklet : Rosalie’s Novena.

        To obtain the Novena booklet, contact us.

         

        Annual Novena with Rosalie

        In addition to be prayed continuously, the Novena with Rosalie is prayed annually for the beatification of the founder of the Misericordia Sisters, Rosalie Cadron-Jetté, from March 27 to April 4. April 5, is the anniversary of the death of Rosalie.

        Send us your prayer requests. Fill out the form, here.

         

        The Continuous Novena Prayer Group

        A Continuous Novena with Rosalie was begun and is currently on-going still 2007. In March 2013, the RCJC started the Continuous Novena Prayer Group.With this initiative, we hope to face the future. We suggest to the lay people a simple manner to pursue the Sisters’ ministry of prayer so that the prayer may remain the essential foundation for the life of our Misericordia Family.

        Together, we commit ourselves to pray for the same objectives as those of the Sisters during adoration each Friday:

        • the distressed mothers, their children and their families; • the members of the Misericordia Family committed to this mission;‬ • the persons who entrust Rosalie with their requests for prayers; • the glorification of Rosalie.

        Together we will ensure a continuous prayer for the glorification of Rosalie, for her work as well as for all the persons who entrust their prayer requests to Rosalie. We invite all those who wish to be part of the Continuous Novena Prayer Group to register. Your participation will consist in praying the Novena to Rosalie during 9 days, wherever you are and at the time that suits you best; and repeat this once or twice a year.

        If you wish to participate in this novena, contact the RCJC and dates will be assigned to you.

         

        Inspiring prayers to Rosalie

        Here are the Rosalie prayers that were composed this year for the RCJC Newsletter.

        •December 2017 Mourning and Loss

        •March 2018 Acceptance

        •June 2018 In Your Footsteps

         

        Favors obtained

        The Rosalie Cadron-Jetté Centre compiles all the favors obtained by people who prayed to Rosalie and asked for her intercession with regard to various circumstances in their lives.

        During the year 2017, hundreds of prayer requests were received by the RCJC. Of these favors requested, many were answered. It is very important that the Centre be informed of any favors obtained because this can help support the canonization cause of Rosalie Cadron-Jetté which is on-going at the Congregation for the Cause of Saints in Rome. The more people pray to her, the more likely are they to receive a favorable response to their request, and the greater will be the proof that Rosalie is actively present in the lives of those who trust in her.

        Never hesitate to contact us regarding a favor you’ve obtained, no matter how small. It’s important!

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        Mass of Thanksgiving at the Motherhouse

          Mass of Thanksgiving at the Motherhouse

          A Mass of Thanksgiving for the Venerability Rosalie Cadron-Jetté (1794-1864) was celebrated at the Motherhouse of the Misericordia Sisters. This event, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Mother Rosalie in the Father's House, noted the recent decree of venerability proclaimed by Pope Francis.

          We invite you to view the pictures of this Celebration on the site YouTube here.

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          Dignitaries and attendees - More than 230 people gathered in the chapel of the Sisters to celebrate this event so long awaited. In addition to the Sisters, there were members of the International Misericordia Family (spiritual family) and close to Rosalie. As for the celebration of the Eucharist, it was chaired by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, friend of the community. He was assisted by Mr. Eric Sylvestre, pss, Roman postulator for the Cause of Rosalie and Roger Ébacher of Bishop and several priests.

          Highlights

          A procession of lanterns tomb of Rosalie, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, to the chapel, is among the highlights of the day. 28 lit lanterns represented the commitment of the international groups Misericordia Family (FIM), to continue the mission of Rosalie "with single mothers and their children."

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          Everyone pledged to become the "lights on" in their community. The procession walked to the beat of the song "A lantern in one hand ..." specially composed for the occasion by Robert Lebel song. Fort touching the Eucharistic celebration was hosted many songs; Sara Beaudet sang solos. It was accompanied by a choir of nuns and lay members of the FIM and Mr. Sylvain Fortin, organist.

          Homily of Cardinal Turcotte

          The central theme of the sermon was a reminder of the long road traveled has the Cause of Rosalie since picking first evidence of his contemporaries until the decree of venerability. Cardinal Turcotte also mentioned that it will continue to be patient, because there are still many steps to take before Kim is declared a saint by the Church even if it is already in our hearts. Roman postulteur Mr. Eric Sylvestre, pss, continued on the same topic at the dinner. He also took the opportunity to thank Sister Gisèle Boucher, SM, having written all the required documents for the cause of Mother Rosalie and acknowledge the contribution of Mrs. Helen Gregory, vice postulator diocese.

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          Request Prayers

            Prayer Request

            Many people contact the Rosalie Cadron-Jetté Centre or the Misericordia Sisters for prayer requests. These people believe in Rosalie, in her open heart and her active intercession with God for those in need.

            If you would like  Rosalie to intercede for you, simply fill out the enclosed Favors Requested Leaflet and send it to us by email or regular mail.

            All your requests will be deposited at Rosalie’s tomb, which contains her mortal remains and is located in the Motherhouse of the Misericordia Sisters.

            For a personal prayer request, click here.

            For prayer support, send your request to RCJC and these will be deposited at the tomb of Mother Rosalie. Rest assured that the International Misericordia Family, the Sisters and lay people, will be united in prayer with you daily to ask God to help you. Every Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. your prayer requests will also be placed on the altar of the chapel of the Motherhouse during the Misericordia Adoration Hour.

            If you want to know how to pray with Rosalie, click here.

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            La Famille Internationale de Miséricorde vivra son Rassemblement annuel du 15 au 18 novembre prochain sous le thème « Faire communauté »!