Need a blessing? Send an email to St. Rose of Lima

By Barbara Fraser

LIMA, Peru — The first saint to be canonized in the Americas may also be the first to have her own email address.

The courtyard beside the Church of St. Rose of Lima in the heart of the Peruvian capital draws thousands of pilgrims each Aug. 30, when the country celebrates the feast of its patron saint. Besides visiting her austere bedroom and the tiny garden hermitage where she prayed, pilgrims write letters to St. Rose, asking her blessing or aid, and drop them down a well. Vendors do a brisk business in stationery and envelopes, as well as holy cards and other religious items.

Devotees who cannot travel to Lima can send their petitions to her at, and staff in the Archdiocese of Lima will print the messages and drop them down the well.

Since the beginning of August, more than 5,000 messages have arrived from as far away as Turkey, Germany, France, the United States and the Philippines, Daniel Jacobo, archdiocesan press spokesman, told CNS.

15 Responses

  1. lord you know that since i loss my shop ,its not easy feeding the children you give to me.kindly restore to me what was lost.i need a good shop.please lord help me by thy grace.Amen.

  2. lord please extend your healling power to my sister oluchi and heal her completely.make her clean again.

  3. Bless all the faithful who are deceived.

  4. This is not shining the best of light on Catholicism in particular or religion in general.

  5. Request for mass &prayers to be apriest

  6. God our father, humbly we beseech you to intervene and extend your healing hand in the life of my lovely sister and friend (peace akhere orukpe) through christ our lord. St Rose of lima intercede for us

  7. Heavenly Father I need yr blessings on my husband (Sanaila Dretivoni) travelling from Fiji to Singapore pls guide him through out for this I Pray ..thru St Rose of Lima …Amen

  8. Almighty God, thank you for the many blessings of this life. Send strength and light to all who are in need. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  9. In The Name of Jesus and thru the intersession, in unity, implore Mercy for self & others, in brief, needs to move from unsafe housing, and medical, emotional problems and jobs for family & friends!
    Thanksgiving for favors past, present and future.

  10. St Rose please interceed for me on my upcoming surgery on my left shoulder that it is successful..and relief from other joint pain…Pray also for my marriage and its’ problems…Thanks be to God

  11. Please pray for 13- year old Marisah who is gravely ill and so far the doctors haven’t been able to diagnose her illness. Nothing is staying down; she is quite weak and has taken a turn for the worse.

  12. St. Rose I pray for the success of our fundraising activities on Sunday. Amen.

  13. Please pray for me for health, healing, courage and the grace to be a leader after Our Lord’s own heart. And please pray for our school that we can give our students the kind of school they need.

  14. Please pray for Brian who has prostate cancer and is also an atheist. That he may experience God’s saving mercy. Amen.

  15. For my father’s well being and protection during the time we are away and that he will receive the care he needs at all times.

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