St. Rose of Lima Patron saint of the Americas and impossible cases. As she breathed her last, Rita's final words to the sisters who gathered around her where, "Remain in obedience to the holy Roman Church. Remain in peace and fraternal charity."
St Rose of Lima (April 20, 1586–August 24, 1617) was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church. From her youth she was devoted to the poor and to prayer and penance. She is the patroness of America, indigenous people of the Americas; of gardeners; of florists; of the City of Lima; of Peru; of the New World; of Sittard, the Netherlands; of India; of people misunderstood for their piety and of the resolution of family quarrels.
St. Rose of Lima is the first canonized #saint of the Americas. She imitated the example of St. Catherine of Siena, living a life of virtue and penance as a Dominican tertiary in the home of her parents. St. Rose used to love to repeat, "If human beings knew what it is to live in grace, no suffering would frighten them and they would gladly suffer any hardship, for grace is the fruit of patience."