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St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church - Houston, Texas
Just as a building has doors, so to our mind and hearts have 'doors' as well.
Open yours as you step within these doors to explore the wonders within.
Welcome to this most uplifting Church to the Glory of God.
This parish is dedicated to the youth and teens in harmony with Our Lords passion. Always looking for ways to help those in most need.
As you can see from the nave this House of God is so warm and inviting to all who enter.
As one looks to The Savior of mankind on the cross He beared for our sins, our eyes and hearts are drawn only to Him there for us all..
To the right of the altar we can see The Blessed Virgin next to His presence.
Our Lord is present waiting for souls to come to Him in His ever giving mercy in the Eucharist - the heart of ourlives and world as Catholics .The Bible and the Lord's Supper
The ultimate sacrifice for sin.
St Joseph the patron of Husbands; who cared for Jesus and Mary is so fitting for this parish who cares for all in need.
This statue of Jesus and His sacred heart is calling to you with open arms.
In honoring the Heart of Christ, our homage lingers on the Person of Jesus in fullness of His love.
St. Rose of Lima
Saint Rose of Lima
"Born as Isabel to Spanish immigrants to the New World. A beautiful girl and devoted daughter, she was so devoted to her vow of chastity, she used pepper and lye to ruin her complexion so she would not be attractive. Lived and meditated in a garden, raising vegetables and making embroidered items to sell to support her family and help the other poor. Dominican tertiary. Mystic. Visonary. Received invisible stigmata. Suffered from assorted physical and mental ailments. First saint born in the Americas. Founder of social work in Peru. Great devotion to Saint Catherine of Siena.
1586 at Lima, Peru as Isabel
24 August 1617 at Lima, Peru
15 April 1668 by Pope Clement IX
2 April 1671 by Pope Clement X
against vanity; Americas; Central America; embroiderers; florists; gardeners; India; Latin America; Lima, Peru; needle workers; New World; people ridiculed for their piety; Peru; Phillipines; diocese of Santa Rosa, California; South America; vanity; Villareal Samar, Phillipines; West Indies
anchor; crown of flowers; crown of roses; Holy Infant; roses; Dominican tertiary holding roses; Dominican tertiary accompanied by the Holy Infant
Saint Rose of Lima
Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
Saint Rose of Lima
Our Lord and Savior lifted up his voice and said with incomparable majesty: "Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation. Let them know that without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. Let them know that the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase. Let men take care not to stray and be deceived. This is the only true stairway to paradise, and without the cross they can find no road to climb to heaven."
When I heard these words, a strong force came upon me and seemd to place me in the middle of a street, so that I might say in a loud voice to people of every age, sex and status: "Hear, O people; hear, O nations. I am warning you about the commandment of Christ by using words that came from his own lips: We cannot obtain grace unless we suffer afflictions. We must heap trouble upon trouble to attain a deep aprticipation in the divine nature, the glory of the sons of God and perfect happiness of soul."
"If only mortals would learn how great it is to possess divine grace, how beautiful, how noble, how precious. How many riches it hides within itself, how many joys and delights! No one would complain about his cross or about troubles that may happen to him, if he would come to know the scales on which they are weighed when they are distributed to men."
from the writings of Saint Rose of Lima. "
History of St. Rose of Lima from new advent.org
The stained glass art is always breath taking.
As you can see St. Rose has so much to offer in splend works of Sacred Art !
Icons representing the 14 Stations of the Cross surround the nave. These are a work of art in their simplicity and beauty. The life like figues stand out as a reminder of what Our Lord sacrificed for all of us . As we look upon these works of art our hearts and minds should be drawn to God in prayer.
What beautiful reminders of how much Jesus loves us and the price He paid for our salvation.
In any of these photos, or in your next visit to a church - stop, look and listen. Ponder the Cross. Pray to hear what the Lord might be saying to you through a Station of the Cross, a picture or statue of His blessed Mother, an angel or saint. What do you see in their eyes? Do you see a look of humility? Are their feet bare or in sandals? Every statue or photo can have an amazing richness of messages. This is why, for centuries, the Church used sacred art to teach the people - especially before reading became common. Today, when the graphic arts have become powerful means of influencing people, isn't it fitting that we look to spiritual art to inspire us to lead lives pleasing to God?
Thank you for taking our tour of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Please visit this page again soon to see more photos and downloadable pages with more information about this parish, .
Why not visit this holy place in person? Plan to spend a some time before and after Mass. You'll be moved in ways that may surprise and inspire you. .
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