day is celebrated on August 30th as a tribute to the woman who 400 years ago surprised Lima by her immense religious faith and vocation of service to the most needed people. Today, she is considered the patroness of the Republic of Peru, the National Police and the Nurses. And her home is one of the most important sanctuaries of America.
Santa Rosa was born in Lima on April 30, 1586, and was baptized with the name of Isabel Flores de Oliva. Her father was a Spanish soldier, Gaspar Flores, and her mother was Maria de Oliva, from Huanuco Peru. Since childhood she felt a strong religious vocation, so she used to pray and fast frequently.
At 15, she returned to Lima, and at 20 she joined the Convent of Santo Domingo. She was very devoted to St. Catalina de Siena, and she punished her body with harsh punishments and penances. She believed in that way, she was in line with the passion of Christ and the suffering of the Viceroyalty of Peru's indigenous population.
At home, in the neighborhood of Malambo, she helped the family economy embroidering beautiful garments for sale. She also went to hospitals to treat patients and ven convinced her parents to care for the sick at home.
Santa Rosa de Lima died on August 24, 1617, at the age of 31 in Lima Peru. It was apparently by tuberculosis. In 1671, Pope Clement X canonized her as Santa Rosa de Santa María, Patroness of the Americas and the Philippines.
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