Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 23: Saint Rose of Lima


Saint Rose was given the name Isabel when she was born, but she was so beautiful, she was called Rose. She had no desire to be looked at, however – she wanted people to simply love Jesus as much as she did. When she talked about Him, she grew even more beautiful, because her face glowed and her eyes sparkled.


When Saint Rose was a little girl, her mother made a wreath of roses to put on her head to show off her loveliness. But Rose wanted to give everything to Jesus. Today, use these simple instructions and some wired ribbon to make ribbon roses. Some years ago, my youngest daughter twisted several of these together to make a wreath and placed it around the feet of a statue of Jesus at church. It’s still there, and it makes her smile every time she sees it. You can do, that, too! (If you don’t have time to drive to church today, you can bring the wreath your family makes next Sunday.)

Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us!

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