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St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima - Museum Religious Art Classics

Artwork Narrative:

Artist: Bartolomé Estéban Murillo – c. 1670

The scene portrayed here refers to the story told by Father Rivadeneira: "While engaged in her labor, which she undertook in order to support her parents, Our Lord Jesus Christ appeared to St. Rose of Lima on many occasions in the form of the Baby Jesus seated on a cushion."

The canvas may be related to the painter's daughter joining the Convent of the Mother of God in Seville, in 1671, where she took vows under the name Sister Francisca María de Santa Rosa.

Her feast day is August 23.