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Saint Rose of Lima

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Isabel Flores de Oliva, most known as Saint Rose of Lima (20 April, 1586 - 30 August, 1617), the first American saint, was born in Lima, Peru and is the patroness of The Americas and the Philippines. She took the name of Rose at her confirmation in 1597. She received Holy Communion daily, and was conferred the habit of St. Dominic at the age of 20. The Catholic Church says that many miracles followed her death.

She was beatified by Pope Clement IX in 1667, and canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X. Her feast is celebrated on 30 August. She is depicted wearing a metal spiked crown, concealed by roses, and an iron chain about her waist.

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