This digital art print of Saint Rose Venerini is the perfect addition to your home decor or a great gift for birthdays, Confirmation, weddings, or Christmas.
St. Rose Venerini was born in 1656 in Italy and faced tragedy early in life. After the death of her fiance, she attempted to become a nun and entered a convent, but soon had to return home to care for her mother after her father’s death.
While she couldn’t formally become a nun, Rose spent much time in prayer and gathered the women of her neighborhood together to pray the rosary. Rose actually taught many of these women how to pray the rosary.
Again, Rose considered becoming a nun but was urged by a Jesuit mentor, Father Ignatius Martinelli, that she could actually do more good in the world by becoming a teacher--she took her earlier experience of teaching her neighbors the rosary and opened a school for girls.
She eventually went on to organize more schools and train teachers in the diocese of Montefiascone and here is where she befriended fellow saint Lucy Filippini.
After her death, St. Rose’s group of school teachers were organized as a religious congregation, and they are found in America and Italy as the Venerini Sisters. They work mostly with Italian immigrants in America.
- Feast Day: May 07