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Thought for the Day – 23 August – the Memorial of St Rose of Lima (1586-1617)

Thought for the Day – 23 August – Thursday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time, Year B – Today’s Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14 and the Memorial of St Rose of Lima (1586-1617)

Who can begin to imagine how the smallest of our actions, done in love of God and neighbour, can lead to immense results?   For we know that the mustard seed is tiny and grows into the greatest of shrubs.

When St Rose began taking in the destitute, the old and infirm, the poor and the sick, could she have dreamed that this small service would become the beginning of social services in Peru?   Moreover, she became known and loved throughout Peru and remains so, by rich and poor alike, who look to her for protection from calamity and for the protection of God, by her prayers.

City officials and senators, carried her body to its grave and she was revered as a saint from the moment she died, in fact whilst she lived.   It was impossible to hold her funeral for several days due to the immense crowds and so, she was finally buried privately.

St Rose found her own unique pathway to sanctity when her plans to become a nun were frustrated.   Remembering, all is God’s will, nothing is random or wasted, go forth, find a way and set the world on fire in your wedding garment!

Glorious St Rose of Lima,
you who knew, what it was to love Jesus
with such a fine and generous heart.
You, whom since infancy,
despised the world’s vanities
in order to embrace His Cross.
You who loved, with unfailing devotion,
our Heavenly Mother
and professed a great tender dedication
to the destitute,
serving them, in the same way, Jesus did.
Teach us to imitate your greatest virtues,
so that we, following your example,
may enjoy your glorious protection.
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns forever.
Amenprayer for the intercession of st rose of lima - 23 aug 2018

St Rose of Lima, pray for us!st-rose-of-lima-pray-for-us-2-23 aug 2017



Passionate Catholic. Being a Catholic is a way of life - a love affair "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ. This site, which is now using the Traditional Calendar, will mainly concentrate on Daily Prayers, Novenas and the Memorials and Feast Days of our friends in Heaven, the Saints who went before us and the great blessings the Church provides in our Catholic Monthly Devotions. This Site is placed under the Patronage of my many favourite Saints and especially, St Paul. "For the Saints are sent to us by God as so many sermons. We do not use them, it is they who move us and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.” Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975) This site adheres to the Catholic Church and all her teachings. PLEASE ADVISE ME OF ANY GLARING TYPOS etc - In June 2021 I lost 95% sight in my left eye and sometimes miss errors. Thank you and I pray all those who visit here will be abundantly blessed. Pax et bonum! 🙏

2 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 23 August – the Memorial of St Rose of Lima (1586-1617)

  1. Elle est ma deuxième Saint Confirmation, la première est St Paul (évidemment je pense) Jean-Pierre – donc nous avons un soutien mutuel au paradis cette année.


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