Sister Rose: Her Life and Her Work and The Mass of Reparation


The story of Sister Rose Mirabal, a little known French Norbertine lay sister, convert to the Catholic Faith, and saintly soul. Humble, full of faith and surrender to God, despite a life marked by great suffering and difficulties, Sister Rose lived a life of sacrifice and penance even before her entrance into the Norbertine Order at the age of 60. A true daughter of St. Norbert, Sister Rose is especially remembered for founding the devotion known as the “Mass of Reparation,” attending extra Masses in reparation for those Catholics who missed Sunday Holy Mass or had lapsed in their faith. An abridged translation of Soeur Rose, Sa Vie et Son Oeuvre. La Messe Réparatrice. By Arthur Loth. Translated by Martin Roestenburg, O. Praem.


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Praise of this work by our Mother Mary Augustine, as found on the back cover:

This compelling account of the life of Sister Rose, a little known Norbertine lay sister who lived in France in the 19th century, reveals the life of a saint. Born into poverty, she suffered abuse during her childhood, her marriage, indeed throughout her life; and yet, amidst it all, she consistently manifested a calm and deep faith in God, surrendering all to Him with great love, exhibiting profound charity, humility, mercy, and so many Christian virtues. In this 900th Jubilee Year of the founding of our Order, may this little treasure find its way into countless hands and hearts, to deepen our love and devotion for the immeasurable gift we have in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. May St. Norbert, Apostle of the Eucharist, continue to intercede for us all. — Mother Mary Augustine, O.Praem., Prioress of the Norbertine Canonesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph (Tehachapi, California USA)

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