Friends of the Rosary:
Today is the Memorial Day of St. Rose of Lima, a seventeenth-century saint who inspired by the example of St. Catherine of Siena became a Dominican lay tertiary and had a life heroic in virtue and penance.
She devoted herself to works of active charity while living a life of extreme austerity and suffering repeated attacks from the devil. St. Rose of Lima was the first saint that South America gave to the world.
St. Rose of Lima died at the age of 31, praying, “Lord, increase my sufferings, and with them increase your love in my heart.”
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York