Marie Rose Ferron lies buried in the Precious Blood Cemetery in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
A cross crowned with thorns is etched on her gravestone; beneath it rests a dove with outstretched wings, surrounded by sprays of roses.
On the white marble headstone, a simple epitaph inscribed in French befits the women it memorializes: MARIE ROSE FERRON STIGMATISEE NEE 24 MAl 1902 DEC. 11 MAl 1936 AL ‘AGE DE 33 ANS From her place in heaven, Marie Rose Ferron continues to intercede in the lives of those who seek her help. Favors have been granted. and cures have been reported from all over the world.
Many have also testified to an exquisite fragrance of roses emanating from objects associated with Rose. Mother Ferron once testified to the divine origin of these fragrances. “They are perfumes from heaven. You can be sure that when you have a fragrance, Rose is close to you,” she affirmed. In a homily given at the time of Rose’s death, Rev. Norman Meunier, a local priest, made an astounding prediction: “You will see, not today, not tomorrow, but in years to come, you will have a little Saint in Woonsocket.”
Her devotees continue to pray for this recognition she so deserves.
DIRECTIONS TO CEMETERY: Precious Blood Cemetery Intersection of Rathbun Street and Route 114 Woonsocket, RI
Here is the resting place of Little Rose. This is where she was laid to rest, where she was exhumed, and where she rests today.
DIRECTIONS from Woonsocket: Follow route 146A north from the Church to route 104 North. Follow route 104 North for approximately four miles. Route 104 will eventually become Route 126 North. Follow Route 126 North to Route 114 North. At the intersection of Route 114, turn left. The Cemetery entrance will be at the next intersection (Rathbun Street). Immediately after passing through the cemetery gate, bare right. Follow the road to the next small intersection (approximately 200 feet). The tomb of Little Rose is on the left-hand side of the road, two plots from this intersection. Holy Family Parish Church 414 South Main Street Woonsockett, RI 02895 (401) 762-0830 Weekend Masses: Sat: Vigil 5:00 pm; Sun: 8:30 am and 10:30am Confessions: Sat 4:00pm This is the parish church attended by Little Rose and her family, as well as Mrs. Jeanne Savard Bonin, author of “A Stigmatist – Marie Rose Ferron”, which covers the personal side of Little Rose’s life.
DIRECTIONS to Church from Route 95: Follow 95 to Massachusetts exit 4, 1-295. Follow 295 west approximately 10 miles to Route 146. Follow 146 North approximately 3 miles to Route 146A(Woonsocket). Follow Route 146A until you pass the cemetery on the left-hand side of the road (approximately 3 miles). Immediately after the cemetery, look for South Main Street. Turn right on South Main. The church is on the right, approximately 1 1/2 mile down.
GRAVESITE VISITORS need to be aware that while the original floral decorations of Little Rose’s grave were very elaborate, present day Cemetery regulations and the constraints of simplicity etc. limit large displays of floral arrangements at the Gravesite of Little Rose.