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Feast Day of St. Rose of Lima
(Originally published August 23, 2013)
| (Source:St. Rose of Lima Parish, Safford, AZ)|
Today we remember St. Rose of
Like many who have felt a call to the Dominican Order over the centuries, Rose initially faced opposition from her family. They refused to let her enter a convent. Rose’s response was to become a Lay Dominican and to live a life of solitude and penance within the confines of her family’s home.
She had a great attraction to St. Catherine of
Siena, a great love for the Blessed Sacrament, and limitless compassion for the elderly, homeless and the sick, whom she would eventually care for in one of the rooms in her parents’ residence. “When we serve the poor and the sick,” she tells us, “we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.”