Saint Rose of Lima – 23 August 2017

Post by Fr. Don Miller, OFM

Image: Saint Rose of Lima with Child Jesus | anonymous

Saint Rose of Lima
Saint of the Day for August 23

(April 20, 1586 – August 24, 1617)

Saint Rose of Lima’s Story

The first canonized saint of the New World has one characteristic of all saints—the suffering of opposition—and another characteristic which is more for admiration than for imitation—excessive practice of mortification.

She was born to parents of Spanish descent in Lima, Peru, at a time when South America was in its first century of evangelization. She seems to have taken Catherine of Siena as a model, in spite of the objections and ridicule of parents and friends.

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Source: Saint Rose of Lima – Franciscan Media
Image attribution By Anonymous Cusco School (1680 – 1700) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons