St.Rose of Lima(Aug.30)

Aug 30, 2012 by

August 30

Saint Rose of Lima:

Patron Saint of the Americas,

the Philippines, Peru, the West Indies, India,

Latin America, Central America

Feast Dates:

August 23

August 30

Patronage:

against vanity

Americas

Central America

embroiderers

florists

gardeners

India

Latin America

Lima, Peru

needle workers

New World

people ridiculed for their piety

Peru

Philippines

Santa Rosa, California, diocese of

South America

vanity

Villareal Samar, Philippines

West Indies

World Youth Day 2011

Extract fromSAINT ROSE OF LIMA, VIRGIN—1617 Feast: August 23:  “Rose of Lima has a special claim on our interest for she has the honor of being the first person born in the Western Hemisphere to be canonized by the Church. . . . Rose seems to have taken for her model St. Catherine of Siena, and, like the earlier saint, she experienced so ardent a love of God whenever she was in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament that exaltation completely filled her soul. Yet Rose was not without a practical side. Her father had been well-to-do, but when he lost money in mining ventures, the family’s fortunes reached a very low ebb. Rose helped out by selling her fine needlework; she also raised beautiful flowers and these too were taken to market. One of her brothers, Ferdinand, was sympathetic and understanding toward this sister who was so markedly “different.” As she grew to maturity, her parents were anxious to have Rose marry, and indeed there were several worthy aspirants for her hand. Rose did not wish marriage, and, to end the arguments and offers, she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic, donned the habit, and took a vow of perpetual virginity.” See PICTURE of Saint Rose of Lima. See also VIDEO: Saint Rose of Lima.PRAYERS to St. Rose of Lima.

Extract from SAINT ROSE OF LIMA, VIRGIN—1617: “Rose seems to have taken for her model St. Catherine of Siena, and, like the earlier saint, she experienced so ardent a love of God whenever she was in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament that exaltation completely filled her soul. Yet Rose was not without a practical side. Her father had been well-to-do, but when he lost money in mining ventures, the family’s fortunes reached a very low ebb. Rose helped out by selling her fine needlework; she also raised beautiful flowers and these too were taken to market. One of her brothers, Ferdinand, was sympathetic and understanding toward this sister who was so markedly “different.” As she grew to maturity, her parents were anxious to have Rose marry, and indeed there were several worthy aspirants for her hand. Rose did not wish marriage, and, to end the arguments and offers, she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic, donned the habit, and took a vow of perpetual virginity.” See PICTURES of St. Rose of Lima. See also:  Rosa de Lima, Santa — Virgen, Patrona de América (1586-1617) (SP), Santa Rosa da Lima (IT), Sainte Rose de Lima (FR), Święta Róża z Limy, dziewica (PO). VIDEOS: Saint Rose of Lima, St Rose of Lima. PRAYERS to St. Rose of Lima.

Extract from Saint Rose of Lima: “St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. This South American Saint’s real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained. As she grew older, she became more and more beautiful, and one day, her mother put a wreath of flowers on her head to show off her loveliness to friends. But Rose had no desire to be admired, for her heart had been given to Jesus. So she put a long pin into that wreath and it pierced her so deeply, that she had a hard time getting the wreath off afterward. . . . . She was beatified by Clement IX, in 1667, and canonized in 1671 by Clement X, the first American to be so honoured. Her feast is celebrated 30 August. She is represented wearing a crown of roses.  See pictures of St Rose of Lima.

(b: 1586) (d: 1617) Extract from St. Rose of Lima: “Saint Rose of Lima was born at Lima, Peru. She is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. She was given name Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby and she was called Rose, and that name remained. Another time she became afraid that her beauty might be a temptation to someone, since people could not take their eyes off her. Therefore, she rubbed her face with pepper until it was all red and blistered.”

Extract from Saint Rose of Lima: “Saint Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. This South American Saint’s real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained. One day her mother put a wreath of flowers on her head to show off her loveliness to friends. But Rose had no desire to be admired, for her heart had been given to Jesus. So she put a long pin into that wreath and it pierced her so deeply, that she had a hard time getting the wreath off afterward. Another time she became afraid that her beauty might be a temptation to someone, since people could not take their eyes off her. Therefore, she rubbed her face with pepper until it was all red and blistered.”

(b. 1586) (d. 1617) Extract from Saint Rose of Lima:  “St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. This South American Saint’s real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained. As she grew older, she became more and more beautiful, and one day, her mother put a wreath of flowers on her head to show off her loveliness to friends. But Rose had no desire to be admired, for her heart had been given to Jesus. So she put a long pin into that wreath and it pierced her so deeply, that she had a hard time getting the wreath off afterward. Another time she became afraid that her beauty might be a temptation to someone, since people could not take their eyes off her. Therefore, she rubbed her face with pepper until it was all red and blistered. St. Rose worked hard to support her poor parents and she humbly obeyed them, except when they tried to get her to marry. That she would not do. Her love of Jesus was so great that when she talked about Him, her face glowed and her eyes sparkled. Rose had many temptations from the devil, and there were also many times when she had to suffer a feeling of terrible loneliness and sadness, for God seemed far away. But, in fact, in her last long, painful sickness, this heroic young woman use to pray: “Lord, increase my sufferings, and with them increase Your love in my heart.”

(Extract from St. Rose of Lima) “In emulation of Saint Catherine of Siena, she fasted three times a week with secret severe penances. When she was admired, Rose cut off her hair against the objections of her friends and her family. Upon the censure of her parents, Rose disfigured her face with pepper and lye. She was very upset that she was so beautiful, and hurt herself to help others. She spent many hours contemplating the Blessed Sacrament, which she received daily. She determined to take a vow of virginity in opposition to her parents, who wished her to marry. Daily fasting turned to perpetual abstinence from meat. Her days were filled with acts of charity and industry. Her nights were devoted to prayer and penance in a little grotto which she had built. She became a recluse leaving the grotto only for her visits to the Blessed Sacrament. She entered the Dominicans taking vows of perpetual virginity, poverty and obedience. She died at the age of 31. “

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Rose of Lima on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines (December 2012) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 17 – 30, 2012.

Flooding due to Typhoon Washi in the Philippines (December 2011) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 2 – January 15, 2011.

Flooding in Guatemala (Fall, 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 8 – November 21, 2011.

Volcano Mayon in the Phillippines (December, 2009) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 4 – January 17, 2010.

Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines (October, 2009) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 12 – 25, 2009.

Landslide in the Philippines (May, 2009) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 25 – June 07, 2009.

Typhoon Chan-Hom in the Philippines (May, 2009) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 11 – 24, 2009.

Rebel Conflict in the Southern Philippines – Abu Sayaf vs National Government (October 2008) (Ongoing) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:October 13 – October 26, 2008.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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