St. Rose of Lima

Dates: 1586 - 1617
Feast: Aug. 23
Image Source: © De Agostini Picture Library / G. Dagli Orti / The Bridgeman Art Library

Rose was still very young when Jesus asked her to consecrate herself to Him. Her family did not understand why she began acting differently. She spent long hours in prayer and practiced many sacrifices. People from all over the city would come to talk to her and ask her to pray for them. She took care of the garden, growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers for her family and the poor.