Date: 9/4/2009
St. Rosalia reclines with an angel and a skull--bliss

Beats waiting for someone to find my remains!

In 1625, St. Rosalia appeared in a vision to a hunter near a cave outside the city of Palermo on the Island of Sicily, where people were suffering a plague.  Based on the vision he went in the cave and discovered her remains and the inscription:

I Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses, and Quisquina, have taken the resolution to live in this cave for the love of my Lord, Jesus Christ.

Her relics were carried through the streets, the plague miraculously ended three days later, and she was named Patroness of the Palermo.

Her parents are believed to be descendants of Charlemagne, the first of the Holy Roman Emperors, living in Palermo during the 12th century.  Her feast day is September 4th.