On This Day 400 Years Ago: St. Rose of Lima Entered Heaven
by Fr. Arnaud Devillers, FSSP, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Quincy, IL:
Our Saint loved Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Catherine of Sienna and her guardian angel, with so fervent a love, that they, to reward her, often visited her, and conversed with her in a familiar manner. She had in this way learned that she should die on Saint Bartholomew’s day. Having attained her thirty-first year, she not only knew that her hour was come, but also that in her passage from life to death she must endure incredible torments.
On the first of August, she went to her