Reception

St Elizabeth

St Elizabeth

Saint Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She was also related to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary visited Elizabeth shortly after the Angel Gabriel had told her that she would become pregnant. The words that Elizabeth said to Mary have become part of the prayer Hail Mary. Her feast day is 5th November.

St Rose

St Rose of Lima

St Rose was born in Peru in 1586. She devoted her life to God and spent many hours praying. She gave up many things so that she would have more time to pray such as sleeping and going out. She worked hard to help people who were sick and hungry, often caring for them herself and giving them her own food. Her feast day is 23rd August.