Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saint Rose of Lima
Today, August 23rd, the Church honors Saint Rose of Lima. From The Liturgy of the Hours:
Saint Rose was born at Lima, Peru in 1586. She led a virtuous life at home and, after receiving the habit of the Third Order of Saint Dominic, she made great progress in a life of penance and contemplation. She died August 24, 1617.
PRAYER: GOD OUR FATHER, FOR LOVE OF YOU SAINT ROSE GAVE UP EVERYTHING TO DEVOTE HERSELF TO A LIFE OF PENANCE. BY THE HELP OF HER PRAYERS MAY WE IMITATE HER SELFLESS WAY OF LIFE ON EARTH AND ENJOY THE FULLNESS OF YOUR BLESSINGS IN HEAVEN. GRANT THIS THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, YOUR SON, WHO LIVES AND REIGNS WITH YOU AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD, FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.