ST. ROSA OF VITERBO, V. OF THE THIRD ORDER OF ST.
SHE was refused admittance in the Franciscan
nunnery in Viterbo; there fore led a solitary life in a cottage
adjoining, in the most austere penitential practices, and in
assiduous contemplation and prayer. She died about the year 1252. Her
body is shown enshrined in the church of this nunnery entirely
incorrupt; her face appears full of flesh, and as if the corpse was
just dead. She is honored on the 6th of March, the day of her death,
and on the 4th of September, the day of her translation. Her two
lives are not in all parts authentic. See Wading’s Annals of
the Order ad an. 1252, n. 17, and Suysken the Bollandist, on her two
lives, and the Acts of her canonization, t. 2, Sept. p. 414.