St. Rose, patron of our Diocese and of our city, was called by God to make reparation to His loving Heart in a time of serious societal deviations from His plan for human flourishing and sanctity. We pray today that we too may join with her in making reparation for the sins of our age, that by our fidelity to Christ Jesus, we may be witnesses bringing souls to conversion.
O God, you set Saint Rose of Lima on fire with your love, so that, secluded from the world in the austerity of a life of penance, she might give herself to you alone; grant, we pray, that through her intercession, we may tread the paths of life on earth and drink at the stream of your delights in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.