Saint of My Birthday Luci Civetti

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

She was born in France on August 29, 1769 and died on November 18, 1852.

Saint Rose Philippine is the patroness of perseverance and education. She was determined to help children receive the school and spiritual education they needed.

Her feast day is on November 18, which is also my birthday.

Interesting Facts:

In 1818, she left France with four other nuns and went to America. Their purpose was to create schools, orphanages, and do what ever they can to help others.

Rose was canonized by Pope John Paul II.

She founded the first free school for girls in America.

The Native Americans called her "Woman-Who-Prays-Always".

St. Rose had to persevere through many barriers in life like persecution and people who did not want her to spread her good works to America.

Please give me the strength to stand through all of life's battles. Give me the bravery to help others and do my best. Guide me in my education and help me to grow closer to God.

Saint Rose Philippine, Pray for us. Amen.

Citations:

http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_19880703_duchesne_en.html

http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=377

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