St. Rose of Lima

The first person born in the Americas to be canonized, Isabel de Flores y del Olivia (1586 – 1617) was the daughter of Spanish parents in Peru. At a young age she had a vision of Mary, who called her the “Rose of Saint Mary”: thus, she is known as Rose of Lima. When she Read more…

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St. Martin de Porres

Known as the “Apostle of Charity,” Martin de Porres (1579 – 1639) was born in Lima, Peru, the son of a slave. While a young man, he was accepted as a cooperator brother at the Dominican priory in Lima and spent his life there as a barber, farm laborer, and the like. Helping in the Read more…

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Blessed Anna of the Angels Monteagudo

Nun and Virgin Blessed Anna was born in Arequipa, Peru, in the year 1602 and in 1619 professed solemn vows in the monastery of St. Catherine of Siena. There she fulfilled the offices of sacristan, mistress of novices and prioress. She was completely taken up in prayer with God, yet did not neglect the needs Read more…

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Thomas Bernard Smith, O.P.

Thomas Bernard Smith, O.P. Born: Jul. 11, 1929 Professed: Aug. 26, 1952 Ordained: Jun. 5, 1958 Died: Jan. 7, 2007 A native of Springfield, KY, where the first foundation of our Province was established at St. Rose in 1806, Father Thomas Bernard Smith, O.P., received his early education there. After attending Providence College in Providence, Read more…

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