The purpose of the St. Rose of Lima Society is to recognize and honor those women who exemplify the pillars central to Dominican spirituality. These pillars are: preaching, prayer, study and community. Compelled by Catholic faith and the Dominican tradition, and following in the example of St. Rose of Lima, the members of the St. Rose of Lima Society are true witnesses to the ministry of Jesus Christ today.
The woman nominated as a St. Rose of Lima Society member should exemplify at least one of the following Dominican pillars:
Preaching – works to spread of the good news of God through her daily life and ministry. She is a luminous and effective witness of the Gospel.
Prayer – views personal contemplation and the scriptures as the source of God’s truth, and has a deep devotion to various forms of daily prayer.
Study – dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, viewing the benefit of learning as a method to deepen the understanding of truth.
Community – values sharing and integrating her life and faith with people. By respecting, celebrating and participating in society, she connects with the living body of Christ.
If you know a woman whom you would like to see honored in the St. Rose of Lima Society, please complete the nomination form and send it by e-mail to Barbara Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your nominations for the 2012 award event by October 15, 2011.
The award luncheon and inductions in the Rose of Lima Society will be held on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. For more information and reservations, please contact Barbara Maynard by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 314.256.8803.