Poem to Saint Rose Philippine
Wonderful flower, you who daily nourish the faith and hope of millions of people.
and love for people, such are you, O Saint Rose!
God decided to send you into the world on August 29th 1769.
You gave yourself to caring for prisoners and all who were suffering,
giving them peace, love and joy.
In your moments of prayer and solitude you wrote to our Mother Sophie Barat,
“When you say to me ‘I send you’ I shall reply, ‘I will go immediately’. “ That showed
the depth of your vocation and your courage within the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Sophie Barat, your great friend, said to you, “When shall I know that you have reached
that happy state in which God alone suffices, in which his holy will is the source of
all our actions?”
Your perseverance in your desires is a worthy example not only for the students of this
school, but for all who are here present.
Thank you, simply thank you!