The Patron Saint of Gardeners and Flowers
Today is the day that Catholics celebrate the patron of gardeners and flowers - it’s at Saint Rose of Lima day.
Saint Rose worked to serve the poor. She was a Dominican.
There was a malaria epidemic during the 1600s, and Saint Rose worked on healing the sick, and in some cases, she did.
Saint Rose was the first saint born in the Americas.
When she was born, her parents named her Ysabelle, but she became known as a Rose. One time, when she was sleeping in her cradle, her mother saw the figure of a rose on the side of her cheek, and she started calling her Rose.
She was also called Rose because of her beauty.
Sadly, Rose died in 1617; she was just 31 years old.