On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the beatification of Mother Marie-Rose, a Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated in her honor at the Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue in Longueuil. Actually, it was on May 23, 1982, that His Holiness Pope John Paul II proclaimed the foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), Marie-Rose Durocher as "Blessed".
Of course, it was not only an unforgettable day for the entire community, but also for the many pilgrims who had a devotion to this woman, who was singled out by Pope John Paul II as a "flame of hope". The simple ceremony, like this woman who was a model of voluntary simplicity well before the term would become fashionable, was enhanced with hymns directed by Sister Lisette Boulé, SNJM.
The homily, by the presiding priest, recalled the path traveled by Eulalie Durocher. He emphasized that it was a road strewn with pitfalls, but lived in faith by a determined, committed woman of great humility who "believed in the future."