St. Rose of Lima Transitional Mug
Changing color right before your eyes, the St. Rose of Lima Transitional Mug will start your day with delight and inspiration. The 15 oz. ceramic mug is a solid, soft black color until hot water is added, revealing an image on one side and an inspirational saying on the other. When the mug cools, it will return to being solid black. Start your day with prayer and coffee with the saints! Get one for yourself, collect them all or give this "magical" mug as a gift.
■ Microwave Safe
■ Hand Wash Only
This is a couture item which is custom made-on-demand. Our couture collections feature exclusive, custom designs with our signature crown somewhere within the design. Not sold in stores and you won’t find this anywhere else. EXCLUSIVELY AT VENXARA.
Video below featuring St. Mary Magdalene is an example of the color changing effect of the Transitional Mugs.
SHIPPING + DELIVERY
This custom made-on-demand Transitional Mug ships world-wide directly from our mug producers in Michigan, USA. Destination tracking is available for most countries. A tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has shipped.
Production Time: 2-5 days
Ship Time: 5-12 days
Please Note: During peak shopping seasons, production and ship time may take a little longer than normal. If you are buying this item as a gift, please order as early as possible. We don't want to disappoint you or the gift recipient with a potentially delayed order.
For countries where tracking numbers are not available, this item should arrive by regular post within 2-4 weeks. Orders that have not arrived within 45 days of order processing are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.
ABOUT THIS SAINT
ST. ROSE OF LIMA
1586 — 1617
Feast Days August 23 (New) August 30 (Traditional)
Patron Saint of South America, Peru, gardeners, florists, embroiderers, those who suffer ridicule for their piety, and people who suffer from family problems.
Born in 1586 in Lima, Peru to Spanish colonists, and named Isabel Flores de Olivia, she was exceptionally beautiful. Her beauty was so great that she was nicknamed "Rose" and at her confirmation in 1597, she officially took the name of Rose.
From an early age, Rose wanted to become a nun. She often prayed and fasted in secret. She performed secret penances, some of which were painful and severe. She performed daily adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and took daily communion.
As a young woman, her beauty began to attract suitors. To deter these men, Rose marred her face, rubbing it with pepper to make it blister and she cut her hair short.
Her parents opposed her plan to take a vow of chastity. This resulted in a clash of wills, because her parents wanted her to marry. Her father eventually relented and gave her a room to herself where she spent long periods in prayer. It was said she slept only two hours per night so as to have more time for prayer.
When Rose turned 20, she was permitted to join the Third Order of St. Dominic. She continued a life of extreme prayer, fasting and penance. She was known to wear a heavy silver crown, with spikes that could pierce her flesh. The spikes reminded her of the Crown of Thorns. At one point, one of the spikes became so lodged in her skull that the crown was removed with great difficulty.
During the last few years of her life, Rose set up a room in the house where she cared for homeless children, the elderly, and the sick. This was a beginning of social services in Peru. Though secluded in life and activity, she was brought to the attention of Inquisition interrogators, who could only say that she was influenced by grace.
Rose died at the age of 31. Her funeral was a major event attended by all the city's authorities and prominent men took turns carrying her coffin. She is the first canonized saint of the Americas.