Asked in

How did Saint Rose of Lima die?


User Avatar
Wiki User
April 30, 2015 5:44PM

Rose died on August 24, 1617, at Lima, Peru of natural causes.
Rose is known for being the first American born saint. She is also remembered for the severe penances and deprivations she subject herself to, starting when she was still a young girl. She was born a beautiful child but was so worried about her beauty being a distraction that she rubbed her face with lye and chili powder to cause her to be less attractive. When she was admitted to Dominican Order as a tertiary for eleven years she continued this self-martyrdom without relaxation and died of her deprivations at the young age of 31.