ST. ROSE of LIMA – Patron of Vanity/South America
Born in South America, Rose was dedicated to her religion. Choosing not to use her beauty to her advantage, she worked in embroidery and gardening to help support her family and other poor people around them. She rejected her parents’ attempts to force her to marry, and instead Rose spent the rest of her life living as a recluse before joining the Third Order of St. Dominic. She was the first person to born in the Americas to be canonized.
b. 4/20/1586 Lima, Peru d. 8/24/1617 Lima, Peru
Patronage: Embroiderers, Florists, Gardeners, People ridiculed for their piety, Against vanity
Feast Day: August 23
Memorial Day Aug 23