The Santa Rosa Roman Catholic Church is one of the major houses of worship in Arima. The church was built by a group of Capuchin priests who founded the town in the mid 1700s. A few years ago, the church received regional and international attention when a statue of the Virgin Mary was discovered “crying” tears of blood. Devout Catholics and curious onlookers alike all trekked to the church to witness the sight. Every year, Catholics and indigenous people from around the country, the Caribbean and North America come to the Santa Rosa Roman Catholic Church on the last Sunday in August to observe the feast of Sant Rosa de Lima.