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September 3-4


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.








Chiesa di Santa Rosa (Viterbo)

Santuario di Santa Rosa

Via Santa Rosa, 33, 01100 Viterbo VT, Italy




Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo

José María Arteaga 89, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico





Naturally Colored Tortillas - a rainbow of possibilities! 


Pink Tortillas


  • 2 cups masa harina (corn flour)

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 15 oz can of beets

  • ½ tsp salt ​



  1. Meanwhile make the beet juice: blend canned beets and water. Strain. Heat until warmed.

  2. In a bowl, combine masa flour and salt. Then gradually stir in the warm beet juice until
    everything is fully pink. Use your hands to knead the dough into a ball. If the dough is too
    sticky, mix in a little bit of flour. If the dough is too dry and cracks when pressed, mix in some
    more beet juice. Equally divide the dough into small balls. Using a tortilla press or a flat
    bottomed pan, place one ball at a time in between wax paper or a cut plastic freezer bag and
    flatten into tortillas.

  3. Heat a skillet on medium. Cook tortillas for about 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a clean
    kitchen towel and keep wrapped to keep warm. Continue making the rest of the tortillas.
    Store unused tortillas in a covered container in the fridge.

Color Wheel

1 cup fresh cilantro or spinach blanched for green

1 cup guajillo chili, soaked and seedless, for red

1 cup beets, baked, for pink or purple 

1 cup black beans, cooked for brown

4 cups of pumpkin flower  for orange

2 cups of yellow corn flour, yellow

2 cups of white corn flour for white

1 cup epazote, to decorate tortilla

1 cup of purple sweet potato for purple

10 holy leaves, cut in a circle to decorate tortilla

1/4 kilos of blue corn flour, blue

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