On April 14, 1985 in Rome, Mother Pauline von Mallinckrodt was beatified by Pope John Paul II. In his homily during Blessed Pauline's beatification, the Holy Father made special note of her love of God and of the poor and of her kindness, trust, faithfulness and self-sacrifice. He also mentioned Blessed Pauline's exercise of humility and patience amidst her bold (some translators would say "audacious") plans, which were carried out among struggles and difficulties. In the conclusion of his remarks about Blessed Pauline, Pope John Paul II noted that her message is always current: To courageously and trustingly seek God in our suffering brothers and sisters.
More information about Blessed Pauline is available here.
Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of the beatification of our Foundress, we pray that we may continue to follow her example: Blessed Pauline, we pray to you: Lead us to God!