St. Rose of Lima, Virgin

Patroness of South America

Isabel de Flores y del Oliva, called Rose by her mother because of her red cheeks and confirmed with that name by St. Toribio de Mogrovejo, was the first person in the Americans to be canonized as a Saint. Born at Lima, Peru, in 1586, she worked long and hard to help support her family, growing flowers and doing embroidery and other needlework.

Having taken a vow of virginity early in life, St. Rose consistently refused to marry and at twenty years of age became a Dominican Tertiary, and lived in a summerhouse in the garden of her home. Here she practiced penance and mortification, modeling her life after that of St. Catherine of Siena.

St. Rose bore her many and great adversities with heroic patience and consoled the sick and suffering among the poor, Indians, and slaves. Consequently, she is regarded as the originator of social service in Peru. She died in 1617 at thirty-one years of age and was canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X.

PRAYER: God, You filled St. Rose with love for You and enabled her to leave the world and be free for You through the austerity of penance. Through her intercession, help us to follow her footsteps on earth and enjoy the torrent of Your delights in heaven. Amen.
 
Saint of the Day
We Remember
January
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
1Sister M. Leona Eberhardt 2004
4Sister M. Gaudentia Komlo 1955
6Sister M. Natalia Suszter 2008
14Sister Mary Louise Sziszak 2001
15Sister M. Constance Scheinhardt 1963
15Sister M. Edith Nemeth 2013
18Sister M. Evangelist Sziszak 1985
22Sister M. Ambrose Koleszar 1983
28Sister M. Laurentia Varga 2008

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Holy Hour - Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM