First canonized Saint of the New World. Exquisitely beautiful, she refused to marry, practiced heroic charity and severe penances while living at home as a 3rd Order Dominican. She cared for the sick, obtained miraculous cures and became a mystic. She was canonized only 54 years after her death and is one of the Church's most popular Saints. 320 pgs, PB
This is for your own editorial desk--not for public review. Raised Catholic, taught Catholic, married Catholic, still Catholic, widowed Catholic, raised four children and four grandchildren Catholic--and no! this is such pre-Vatican, creepy stuff it should be in the shredder. I can't even give it to granddaughter Rose lest she actually believe it is good modeling. Read it yourself, especially if you are a woman, and you need not wonder where tortured consciences and skewed judgements came from. Open your windows, let in some healthy fresh air, and find a healthy writer to chronicle Rose's life for children to read. Please. Yuck.
This book is awesome. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did. It made me fall in love with St. Rose. Also a lot of interesting history as well as Saints Turibius and Martin de Porres.