St. Rose of St. Mary, of the Third Order of St. Dominic, Virgin. Her natal day Not her birthday but the day she died and was "born again" into Heaven is said to be August 24. – Roman Martyrology for August 30
St. Rose of Lima is portrayed with a cross, a garland of roses, and a black and white Dominican habit. (She was a Dominican tertiary.) She was a contemplative who experienced ecstatic visions of Christ and often prayed at an altar dedicated to the Virgin and Child, so she is usually portrayed holding the Christ Child in her arms, as at left. She is the first saint from the Americas and is the patron saint of Latin America.1
Rose can be distinguished from another saint with a garland of roses, Rosalia of Palermo, by her Dominican habit.
Prepared in 2015 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University