Daily Martyrology for August 23

In 1617, at Lima, St. Rose. As an adolescent, she took St. Catherine of Siena (April 29) as her model. She followed some of Catherine’s more extreme ascetical practices, and like Catherine became a Dominican tertiary. She set up an infirmary in one room of her family’s house and cared for poor people there.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.