ALL POSTS TAGGED: PERU



Imagine how your life would change if you had to move to an unknown land more than 6,000 miles away! That’s what happened to Turibius of Mogrovejo, born in 1538. He was a respected judge and law professor Spain. One day, King Philip II, who was head of the Church in Spain, appointed him Archbishop of Lima, Peru. Turibius told the king and the pope that he had never even been to South America and that he was not even a priest! But the decision had been made. The Church in Peru needed a holy man to lead the people closer to Christ. Turibius was ordained a priest and a bishop, and he soon set sail for his new land.


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When Francis was ordained, he thought he would spend his life as an ordinary priest in his Spanish homeland. He did not know that his desire to follow Jesus would take him to foreign lands to share the Word of God.


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Even as a baby, Isabel de Flores so pretty that she was called “Rose,” the most beautiful of all the flowers. Growing up in Lima, Peru, where she was born in 1586, Isabel developed a talent for gardening, so it is not surprising that she took the name “Rose” as her confirmation name. As she tended the flowers in her family garden, she prayed. Her relationship with God was the most important thing in her life.


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Some people do good no matter what happens to them. Martin de Porres did. His mother was an African or Indian from Panama, a former slave. His father was a Spanish soldier and nobleman. So people made fun of Martin because he came from two different races.


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