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St Rose of Lima

(1586—1617)


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(1586–1617),

the first canonized saint of America. She lived in Lima, Peru. A vow of virginity and her strictness of life incurred persecution from her family and friends; she also suffered from inner desolation and long illness. She is the patron of S. America and the Philippines. Feast day, 23 Aug.

Subjects: Christianity.


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