St. Rose of Lima
Feast Day, August 23
St Rose of Lima (April 20, 1586–August 24, 1617) was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church. From her youth she was devoted to the poor and to prayer and penance. She is the patroness of America, indigenous people of the Americas; of gardeners; of florists; of the City of Lima; of Peru; of the New World; of Sittard, the Netherlands; of India; of people misunderstood for their piety and of the resolution of family quarrels.
Saint Rose of Lima Feast Day: August 23 Patron of: Americas, Central America, Peru, Phillippines, South America, India, New World, florists, gardeners, people ridiculed for their piety Symbol: Holy Infant; roses; Dominican tertiery holding roses; Dominican tertiery accompanied by the Holy Infant
St Rose of Lima
A Prayer of St. Rose: Help me to remember what is really important: that I am Your child You are my Father You love me for who I am and how I live not what I look like or what I own. Let me praise You Who sees into my heart, Who is always with me and Who eases my suffering.