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St. Rose of Lima + Coloring Page

It’s time to celebrate!

August 23rd is the Feast Day of St. Rose of Lima!

The Facts

St. Rose of Lima was born in Lima, Peru. Her given name at birth was “Isabel,” but she was nicknamed “Rose” 🌹 after someone reported seeing her face turn into a mystical rose. She officially took the name “Rose” at her confirmation. From an early age, she wanted to be a nun, but her parents refused. Instead, she lived at home and helped support her family through gardening and lacemaking. She dedicated herself to a life of prayer, purity, and self-mortification. Towards the end of her life, she cared for the sick, elderly, and homeless children out of her family home. She is the first person from the Americas to be canonized.

The Feast

St. Rose of Lima is an interesting woman! She could have lived a life of great comfort, but instead chose to live a life filled with sacrifice, solitude, and ridicule. The path to heaven is not easy, and we each have to bear our own unique crosses. St. Rose of Lima teaches us that without suffering, we can not fully participate in God’s grace

Time to Celebrate!

Good news! A festive feast doesn’t need to be fussy. Here are a few easy ways we can all celebrate with St. Rose of Lima.

  • Print out this free coloring sheet for your saints in training to enjoy!
  • Make a silent sacrifice. St. Rose of Lima would seek out penances as a way to express her love for God. In honor of her feast day, do something uncomfortable today and offer it up to the Lord!

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