Dates: about 1130 - about 1160
Known for: appearance in a vision during a plague in Palermo
Also known as: Rosalie of Padua, Rosalie of Palermo, Rosalia
About Saint Rosalie:
Rosalie lived in the 11th century. She is said to have been a hermit on Mt. Pelligrino in Sicily, prefering solitude and prayer to marriage to an aristocrat.
Centuries after her lifetime, a soap-maker had a vision during a plague, in which she assured him that if her bones were exhumed from Mt. Pelligrino and paraded through the city, the plague would pass.
Patronage: of fishermen, of Palermo
Symbols: Bible, skull, two shells.