When Rose Venerini’s (1656—1728) fiancé died, she entered a convent, but a few months later she returned home to care for her widowed mother. At home, she began a prayer and meditation group for women and girls. Eventually this grew into a school and Rose grew into a school-developer, working throughout Italy and finally in Rome. The women’s prayer group became the Venerini Sisters, an order that continues as “a community of women of prayer, living the Gospel through service and availability to the people of God.” You can read more about St. Rose here. You can read more about the Venerini Sisters here.
For our prayer play today, show us how other people, doing prayer with you, change your experience of God. Show us your community.