day is celebrated on August 30th as a tribute to the woman who 400 years ago surprised Lima by her immense religious faith and vocation of service to the most needed people. Today, she is considered the patroness of the Republic of Peru, the National Police and the Nurses. And her home is one of the most important sanctuaries of America.
Santa Rosa was born in Lima on April 30, 1586, and was baptized with the name of Isabel Flores de Oliva. Her father was a Spanish soldier, Gaspar Flores, and her mother was Maria de Oliva, from Huanuco Peru. Since childhood she felt a strong religious vocation, so she used to pray and fast frequently.
At 15, she returned to Lima, and at 20 she joined the Convent of Santo Domingo. She was very devoted to St. Catalina de Siena, and she punished her body with harsh punishments and penances. She believed in that way, she was in line with the passion of Christ and the suffering of the Viceroyalty of Peru's indigenous population.
At home, in the neighborhood of Malambo, she helped the family economy embroidering beautiful garments for sale. She also went to hospitals to treat patients and ven convinced her parents to care for the sick at home.
Santa Rosa de Lima died on August 24, 1617, at the age of 31 in Lima Peru. It was apparently by tuberculosis. In 1671, Pope Clement X canonized her as Santa Rosa de Santa María, Patroness of the Americas and the Philippines.
Inca Trail Holiday
An inca trail holiday will impress you with great lakes, snow-capped mountains, vast valleys and Inca ruins. The inca trail has stretches of stone stairs, with wooden bridges and tunnels dug into the rock. At night, you sleep in tents that carriers mount really quick. While you go along, it is inevitable to imagine the former worshippers of the sun in those lands.
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Inca Civilization, history, business, investments, architecture, culture
The Inca Civilization lasted for three hundred years from the 13th to the 16th century. Getting a true picture of Inca history is difficult because the Incas had no written language and passed their history down orally from one generation to the next.
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Travel to Machu Picchu
If you are thinking to travel to Machu Picchu, probably the best time to go is between the months of May until October because the weather is drier. Do not miss a visit to the Lost City of the Incas, you will never forget it.
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Temple of the Sun – Machu Picchu
Among the many intact remnants of Inca culture that can be seen in Machu Picchu is the Temple of the Sun. The temple was built in honor of Inti who is
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About Peru History, Your Guide to the Inca Empire!
Peru History is best known because the country was the home of the Inca empire. Find out everything about Peru history, geography, people, cities, food, culture, attractions, travel and much more!.
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Maria Parado de Bellido
Andrea Maria Parado de Bellido was born in Huamanga, Ayacucho, July 5, 1777. When she was only 15 years old, she married Mariano Bellido and had 7 children.
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Manco Inca Yupanqui
Manco Inca Yupanqui was born in 1515 in Cusco for some people, for others in Tiahuanaco. His parents were the Emperor Huayna Capac and the Coya Mama Runtu. As a member of the Inca royalty, he was raised by great amautas in the Yachayhuasi of the imperial capital.
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Santa Rosa de Lima
Santa Rosa de Lima day is celebrated on August 30th as a tribute to the woman who 400 years ago surprised Lima by its immense religious faith and vocation of service to the most needed people. Today, she is considered the patroness of the Republic of Peru, the National Police and the Nurses. And her home is one of the most important sanctuaries of America.
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Alpacas in Peru
Alpacas in Peru inhabit the high Andes above 3,800 m. The alpaca is an animal with an harmonious fine walk and slender body covered with a fiber called vellon. Its main production is the fiber, that has various colors.
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Christmas in Peru
Christmas in Peru is characterized by a family get together on christmas eve to have dinner with food that is very typical of this date, after dinner, family members give presents to each other and celebrate together. Christmas is the main festival of the Christian calendar in Peru.
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The District of Yurimaguas Peru, is located in the Huallaga River drainage system. It has an area of more than 2.500 km2 with an estimated population of 61.968 inhabitants (2005). Yurimaguas is the first district in economic importance of the province of Upper Amazon.
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(Miguel Grau Seminario, Paita, 1834 - Punta Angamos, 1879) Marino and Peruvian military, naval heroe of the Battle of Angamos. Miguel Grau was son of
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