On August 30th Peru celebrates the day of St. Rosa de Lima, but….. who was St. Rosa and why is she so important in the Peruvian culture and tradition? Isabel Flores de Oliva, known in the universal Church as St. Rosa de Lima, was born in Lima, Peru on April 30th and passed away on August 24th 1617. Her character was peaceful and her priorities were always given to everything concerned with her Catholic faith. Her Life Santa Rosa was secular; she was not a cloistered nun as…