Monday, August 24, 2009

Rose of Lima

Yesterday was the feast day for St. Rose of Lima. I have a particular affinity for this "first Saint of the New World" who comes from Peru, the country my heart is so drawn to.

You can read more about Rose of Lima here.

The calendar that sits on my desk, a gift from a friend, had the following quote from Rose, which I also liked for it's simplicity in restating what Jesus taught.

"When we serve the poor and the sick, we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus." (Saint Rose of Lima)