Saint Rose of Lima

Saint Rose of Lima

Product Code: ST1269
  • $48.00


Beautifully detailed statue of Saint Rosalina.  Hand crafted and painted and as a result fine details may vary.  9" tall with a 3-1/8" wide base. Imported from Columbia and made of plaster.

 

Saint Rose of Lima, was a Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church. Her liturgical feast was inserted into the General Roman Calendar in 1729 for celebration initially on August 30, because August 24, the date of her death, is the feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle and August 30 was the closest date not already allocated to a well-known saint. Pope Paul VI's 1969 revision of the calendar made August 23 available, the day on which her feast day is now celebrated throughout the world, including Spain, but excluding Peru and some other Latin American countries, where August 30 is a public holiday in her honor.


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