Monday, September 23, 2019

Saint of the Day – September 4 – Saint Rosalia, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Memorial of Saint Rosalia

Saint Rosalia is the Patron Saint of

1. Palermo;
2. El Hatillo;
3. Zuata Anzoátegui;
4. Italian fishermen of Monterey, California

Saint Rosalia Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Rosalia brief life History

Date of Birth 1130 AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Prayer and works of penance for the sake of Jesus
Place of Work Mount Pellegrino, Italy
Date of Death 1166 (aged 35–36)
Place of Death Mount Pellegrino, Kingdom of Sicily, Italy
Feast Day September 4
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Palermo;
2. El Hatillo;
3. Zuata Anzoátegui;
4. Italian fishermen of Monterey, California

Saint Rosalia Short life History

Saint Rosalia is also known as La Santuzza (the little saint). Born to the Sicilian nobility, the daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses, and Quisquina. Descendant of Charlemagne.

Raised around the royal Sicilian court. From her youth, Rosalia knew she was called to dedicate her life to God. When grown, she moved to cave near her parent’s home, and lived in it the rest of her life; tradition says that she was led to the cave by two angels. On the cave wall she wrote “I, Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses, and Quisquina, have taken the resolution to live in this cave for the love of my Lord, Jesus Christ.” Rosalia remained apart from the world, dedicated to prayer and works of penance for the sake of Jesus, and died alone.

In 1625, during a period of plague, she appeared in a vision to a hunter near her cave. Her relics were discovered, brought to Palermo, and paraded through the street. Three days later the plague ended, intercession to Rosalia was credited with saving the city, and she was proclaimed its patroness.

The traditional celebration of Rosalia lasted for days, involved fireworks and parades, and her feast day was made a holy day of obligation by Pope Pius XI in 1927.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

I, Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses, and Quisquina, have taken the resolution to live in this cave for the love of my Lord, Jesus Christ.

Saint Rosalia
Saint Rosalia