Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Rose of Lima

How wonderful is His grace! How beautiful, how precious; what riches are hidden therein, what treasures, what joys, what delights.

    Facts about St. Rose of Lima

  • Rose grew up in Peru in the 16th century and committed herself to prayer and penance.
  • She was admired for her beauty but chose not to marry in order to devote her life entirely to God and to caring for the poor.
  • She died in 1617 at the age of 31. She is the first person born in the Americas to be canonized.