Marie Rose Ferron, known as “Little Rose” was born on the 24th of May, 1902 in a stable in St. Germain de Grantham, Quebec, Canada. The 10th child of Rose de Lima Mathieu and Jean Baptist Ferron, she was baptized Marie Rose Alma on May 25th.
At the end of 1926, the stigmata of the flagellation appeared; during Lent in 1927 those of the hands and feet; in November 1927, the reception of Holy Communion without deglutition was noticed; in January 1928, the stigmata of the thorns made their appearance; during Lent of 1929 that of her heart; in the month of August 1929, her eyes shed tears of blood. From that time on, each Friday, she represented the Holy Face. Towards the end of 1929 the crown of thorns fully developed. In 1930, during the month of July, the month of the Precious Blood, the phenomenon of the Holy Face was repeated every day. On the 1st of August 1930, the stigmata disappeared but the pains were felt with more intensity; still on the days she suffered the most her former stigmata became purple and oozed a kind of serum.
When she died in the 11th of May 1936, one could still see one of the branches of the crown of thorns stigmata.
“Always in pain, never complaining. Always smiling, hiding her pain!”