Venerable Marie-Pauline Jaricot

As perhaps not all readers are familiar with Ven. Marie-Pauline Jaricot, here are a few elements regarding her life.  The youngest of eight children in a family from Lyon, Marie-Pauline Jaricot (1799-1862) was a laywoman, a member of the Dominican Third Order, declared venerable in 1963.  Strongly influenced by the spiritual disaster resulting from the French Revolution, she was motived by an ardent desire to spread the light of the Gospel and the grace of Redemption to all those who did not have, or no longer had, the Faith, with the help of prayer, in particular the Rosary. This idea led her to found, at Lyon in 1826, the Living Rosary