Rome, May 23, 1982
Jonh Paul II beatified Mother Marie-Rose under the name of Marie-Rose Durocher.
Declaring Marie-Rose blessed
was to light a “flame of hope”
for the whole world.
It was to revive the image of a woman loved by God
who was completely committed
to a spirituality solidly based on love.
It was to highlight the features
of a person totally fulfilled,
capable of discernment and daring courage.
It was the affirmation of the authenticity
of a charism and of a mission
which was destined to transform the society of the day.
It was to recognize the value of a heritage
which still expresses itself
through networks of solidarity and interdependence.