Sister Mary Scholastica Orsola Rivata Pious Disciples of the Divine Master Guarene (CN) Italy, July 12, 1897 + Sanfré (CN) March 24, 1987
Biographical sketch Sister Mary Scholastica Rivata Was born in Guarene (Piedmont, Italy), On July 12, 1897. Her family, work and parish were all areas which provided a fertile environment in preparation for her total consecration to the Lord which she ardently desired.
Her meeting with the Blessed Fr. James Alberione, who had already founded the Society of St. Paul, the Daughters of St.Paul and the Pauline Cooperators, was a turning point for her vocation and mission. It was he who accepted Orsola Rivata in Alba (Piedmont, Italy) on July 29,1922
The Blessed Fr. James Alberione founded the Pious Disciples of the Divine Master, so that the new religious Family….
« would completely belong to Jesus the Divine Master, and might become a source of grace from which other religious families especially those more dedicated to apostolic life could draw ».
Orsola Rivata was one of the first eight young women chosen for the new foundation.
Prayer O Divine Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we adore you and thank you because, in your infinite wisdom, you chose our time in which to call Sister MARY SCHOLASTICA RIVATA. A devoted and faithful disciple of Jesus Master Way, Truth and Life, she was the first of many women to fulfil the particular vocation and mission to be at the service of the Eucharist, the Priesthood and the Liturgy. If it accords with your divine will, we ask you to glorify her so that we may have a patroness in Heaven who will incite us to be « members who, in Christ, are active and working in the Church ».
Those who obtain graces and favours through the intercession of Sr.Mary Scholastica Rivata, are kindly asked to inform the: Pious Disciples of the Divine Master 12775 avenue Allard Montreal Nord PQ H1G 6E9 Biographies, Pictures may be obtained from the same address.