When was St. Rose of Lima canonized?


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Saint Rose of Lima was canonized on April 12, 1671, by Pope Clement X. Before this, she was beatified by Pope Clement IX on May 10, 1667. The saint was born in Lima on April 20, 1586.

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Saint Rose of Lima helped sick and hungry people in her community. She intended to become a nun, but her father refused to allow it. Instead she joined an order for lay people. She took a vow of perpetual virginity when she was 20 years old. She only slept for two hours each night so that she had more time to devote to prayer.

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