St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. She has also been chosen as one of the intercessors for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.
This South American Saint's real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained. As she grew older, she became more and more beautiful, and one day, her mother put a wreath of flowers on her head to show off her loveliness to friends. But Rose had no desire to be admired, for her heart had been given to Jesus. We celebrate her feast day on 23 August. Visit this article to read more about her life.