September 4

 

Saint of the day:
Saint Rose of Viterbo

  Patron Saint of people in exile; people rejected by religious orders; Franciscan youth; Viterbo, Italy

Saint Rose of Viterbo's Story

Saint Rose of Viterbo's Story

Even as a child, Rose had a great desire to pray and to aid the poor. While still very young, she began a life of penance in her parents’ house. She was as generous to the poor as she was strict with herself. At the age of 10, she became a Secular Franciscan and soon began preaching in the streets about sin and the sufferings of Jesus.

Viterbo, her native city, was then in revolt against the pope. When Rose took the pope’s side against the emperor, she and her family were exiled from the city. When the pope’s side won in Viterbo, Rose was allowed to return. Her attempt at age 15 to found a religious community failed, and she returned to a life of prayer and penance in her father’s home, where she died in 1251. Rose was canonized in 1457.

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-rose-of-viterbo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_of_Viterbo

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Prayer:

 

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