Jeanne-Marie Rendu, better known as Sister Rosalie Rendu, lived her whole life in the service of the poor. She influenced Frederic Ozanam to begin the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and gave him his first instruction on how to effectively minister to persons who were poor: he was to approach them with humility and love. She aided many of the wounded during the Revolution of 1830. During the Revolution of 1848, she stopped the fighting in one area by addressing the crowd from the barricades. She was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1852.
Ryan, Frances D.C.
"Notable Daughters of Charity (2): Sister Rosalie Rendu (1786–1856),"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol10/iss2/5