Santa Rosa De Lima Retablo Patroness of Gardeners, Florists and Latin America
Born in Peru in 1586, her given name was Isabel. She was very beautiful. As a baby her family started to call her Rose. She loved and worked hard to help support her poor parents. When it came time to find a husband, her mother placed a crown of roses on her head to adorn her. Rose, regretfully had to disobey her family for her love of Jesus was so great that she did not want to marry. She stuck thorns in the crown that pierced her head and she rubbed her cheeks with pepper so they would blister. By doing these things she felt she would not be a temptation to any suitors. Several miracles are attributed to her after her death. She was canonized in 1671. "Beautiful and beloved Rose, bless my garden with bounty so they may be of benefit to everyone I serve."
Pocket - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
About the Artist
Lynn Garlick started carving, painting, and producing her retablos in 1993. Her workshop is located in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, a landscape richly steeped in religious iconography and history. The retablo, or ʻboard behind the alterʼ, was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800ʼs in response to the lack of Bibles and Icons being sent from the church in Rome. The Santero (saint maker) painted retablos from pigment collected and ground from the local surroundings. The boards were hand hewed usually of ponderosa pine or tin. The practice has carried down through the generations and is still done this way today. Lynn paints her originals retablos on traditional pine boards carving and then paints them. To create her production work the images are mounted on baltic birch.