Blessed Jane Scopelli

July 9: An Optional Memorial from the Common of Virgins.

Born in Regio Emilia in 1428, Blessed Jane took the Carmelite habit, living at first in her home and later in the monastery founded in that city, where she became prioress. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. She died in 1491.

Lord our God,
may the witness of your faithful bride the virgin Blessed Jane Scopelli
awaken the fire of divine love in our hearts.
May it inspire other young women
to give their lives
to the service of Christ and his Church.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

Scripture Readings
Hosea 2:16-17, 21-22; Gospel - Luke 10:38-42.

Texts taken from the “Carmelite Proper of the Liturgy of the Hours,” Institutum Carmelitanum, Rome: 1993.

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