|Saint Rose of Lima,
Various sources give various explanations for Isabel De Flores y Del Oliva's being called "Rose." She was a Dominican tertiary notable for extreme mortifications and ecstatic visions of Christ. The Catholic Encyclopedia, a reliable source, states that from the age of 20 she wore a metal spiked crown camouflaged by roses. She is portrayed with a crown of roses, a black and white Dominican habit, and a cross. It is not uncommon for her portraits to include the Christ Child, as at left and in another painting in Rome. She is the first saint from the Americas and is the patron saint of Latin America.
Feast day: August 30
At left, a painting in Santa Maria della Luce, Rome