St. Rose

St. Rose was born in 1586 in Lima, Peru, to Spanish immigrants. She took a vow of chastity, and she lived in a garden where she prayed and grew vegetables to help support her family. She also did embroidery to help her family and the poor living around her. This mystic and visionary is said to have received invisible stigmata, and she was a Dominican tertiary. St. Rose was the first saint born in the Americas, and she founded social work in Peru. She died in 1617. She is patron saint of the Americas, Peru and embroiderers.

Catholic Review

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