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A Glimpse   on the   Life   and   Vocation Story   of  Sr. Scholastica Rivata,   the First Pious Disciple  of the Divine M...
<ul><li>Guarene </li></ul><ul><li>Piedmont Region </li></ul><ul><li>Home town  </li></ul><ul><li>In the map </li></ul>
Born on  July 12, 1897   in  Guarene , Cuneo  in the Piedmont Region of Northern Italy and was baptized  the following day...
Orsola’s mother passed away  at the age of 6, leaving two younger sisters at her care.
<ul><li>“ </li></ul>The Eucharistic Jesus became her refuge  and strength
She worked  in the  fields and  in the  vineyard …
“ Lord,  You are my all!”
<ul><li>Orsola found herself drawn by the zealous spirit and powerful preaching of their guest priest, Fr. James Alberione...
<ul><li>“ If it was up to me I would enter at once, but difficulties in the family hold me back.” </li></ul>
July 31, 1922 <ul><li>“ Lord,  </li></ul><ul><li>You are  </li></ul><ul><li>my all!” </li></ul>
<ul><li>God called young men and women as His new apostles to use the most modern means of social communications to counte...
<ul><li>Little Orsola and Metilde were set apart for a mission to be entrusted to them </li></ul><ul><li>They were given t...
February 10…  March 25, 1924 <ul><li>Eight sisters receive a new name.  Orsola  becomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Sister Scholast...
<ul><li>From now on, day and night, there will be sisters known as the  SISTER DISCIPLES OF THE DIVINE MASTER  who will ad...
<ul><li>Entrusted with the care of the first Pious Disciples, Sr. Scholastica was humble and simple, but courageous, firm ...
April 3, 1947 - Holy Thursday <ul><li>The Pious Disciples of the Divine Master was approved as a Congregation of Diocesan ...
<ul><li>In humility, simplicity & active silence, Sr. Scholastica truly incarnated and gave witness to the spirit and life...
<ul><li>Faithful to her vocation and mission as a  </li></ul><ul><li>Pious Disciple, Sr. Scholastica peacefully and serene...
Declared by the Church as a “Servant of God”,  Sr. Scholastica’s beatification is now in process
<ul><li>Texts taken from : </li></ul><ul><li>The Life of  </li></ul><ul><li>M.M.Scholastica Rivata </li></ul><ul><li>(chap...
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A Glimpse on the Life and Vocation Story of Sr. Scholastica Rivata, First Pious Disciple of the Divine Master

  1. 1. A Glimpse on the Life and Vocation Story of Sr. Scholastica Rivata, the First Pious Disciple of the Divine Master
  2. 2. <ul><li>Guarene </li></ul><ul><li>Piedmont Region </li></ul><ul><li>Home town </li></ul><ul><li>In the map </li></ul>
  3. 3. Born on July 12, 1897 in Guarene , Cuneo in the Piedmont Region of Northern Italy and was baptized the following day in Sts. Peter and Bartholomew Parish
  4. 4. Orsola’s mother passed away at the age of 6, leaving two younger sisters at her care.
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ </li></ul>The Eucharistic Jesus became her refuge and strength
  6. 6. She worked in the fields and in the vineyard …
  7. 7. “ Lord, You are my all!”
  8. 8. <ul><li>Orsola found herself drawn by the zealous spirit and powerful preaching of their guest priest, Fr. James Alberione … </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ If it was up to me I would enter at once, but difficulties in the family hold me back.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. July 31, 1922 <ul><li>“ Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>You are </li></ul><ul><li>my all!” </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>God called young men and women as His new apostles to use the most modern means of social communications to counteract evil with good & to spread the good news of God’s kingdom … </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Little Orsola and Metilde were set apart for a mission to be entrusted to them </li></ul><ul><li>They were given the draft of a new rule of life based on the adoration and the inseparable elements of hidden sacrifice and silence. </li></ul><ul><li>Fr. James Alberione gave them this order: “ keep silence, silence, silence” … </li></ul>Feast of the Presentation of Mary, 1923
  13. 13. February 10… March 25, 1924 <ul><li>Eight sisters receive a new name. Orsola becomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Sister Scholastica of the </li></ul><ul><li>Divine Providence. </li></ul><ul><li>The group receives from </li></ul><ul><li>Fr. Alberione the official name: </li></ul><ul><li>Pious Disciples of the </li></ul><ul><li>Divine Master </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>From now on, day and night, there will be sisters known as the SISTER DISCIPLES OF THE DIVINE MASTER who will adore Jesus Master present in the Eucharist. They will obtain for the Pauline Family all the graces needed for their personal sanctification and for the success of the apostolate of the editions. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Entrusted with the care of the first Pious Disciples, Sr. Scholastica was humble and simple, but courageous, firm and amiable … </li></ul>
  16. 16. April 3, 1947 - Holy Thursday <ul><li>The Pious Disciples of the Divine Master was approved as a Congregation of Diocesan right … </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>In humility, simplicity & active silence, Sr. Scholastica truly incarnated and gave witness to the spirit and lifestyle originally indicated by Blessed James Alberione </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Faithful to her vocation and mission as a </li></ul><ul><li>Pious Disciple, Sr. Scholastica peacefully and serenely passed away on March 24, 1987 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Declared by the Church as a “Servant of God”, Sr. Scholastica’s beatification is now in process
  20. 20. <ul><li>Texts taken from : </li></ul><ul><li>The Life of </li></ul><ul><li>M.M.Scholastica Rivata </li></ul><ul><li>(chapter 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Music: </li></ul><ul><li>Minueto e danca dos spiritos </li></ul><ul><li>(de ‘Orfeo’) </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint Presentation by: </li></ul><ul><li>PDDM – Ireland, Athlone </li></ul><ul><li>Deo Gratias! </li></ul><ul><li>Praised Be Jesus Christ! </li></ul>

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