Gracious God, who didst lead thy servant Harriet Monsell through grief to a new vocation; grant that we, inspired by her example, may grow in the life of prayer and the work of service, so that in all our sorrows and in all our joys, thy presence may evermore increase among us, and that our lives may be so ordered as to reveal the mind of Christ, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
Today the Church commemorates Harriet Monsell (1811-1883), Founder of the Community of St John the Baptist. The order was founded to help marginalised women & rapidly expanded to over 40 institutions by Harriet's death. Portrait: 'Harriet Monsell: a memoir', 1884 [H5199.M6C2] pic.twitter.com/ozESSyRZc6
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