St. Felix and Adauctus

Felix and AdauctusSt. Felix suffered martyrdom in the year 303, was joined by Adauctus, who shared his martyr crown. A painting of the Sixth Century depicts both of them with priestly tonsure. Felix is an old man, but Adauctus stands on the right hand side, although he is younger and beardless.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)

St. Rose of Lima

st-rose-of-limaSt. Rose the first canonized saint of the New World, was born at Lima in 1586. She received the name of Isabella in Baptism, but one day her mother saw a beautiful rose drooping over the baby’s cradle, and ever afterwards called her Rose. She was an obedient child; her mortifications were most severe. She prayed, worked, and wept for the conversion of sinners; she excelled in her love for holy purity.

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