|La Santuzza in repose in her cave (statue, obviously)|
|Venerated in Brooklyn|
We know the names of her dad from an inscription she left in the cave where she lived. 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. Later she moved into a cave on Mount Pellegrino, near Palermo.
|Hike up Monte Quisquina in her honor|
In the seventeenth century (dates vary), a plague struck Palermo. La Santuzza appeared to a sick woman, revealing something, but the woman was too ill to act on it. Then La Santuzza appeared to a hunter, guiding him to her bones and instructing him to recover them as relics. He did so and the plague was immediately ended. She is deeply revered as a saint to this day. Her festival is a big bash, not only in Palermo, but in Bensonhurst (a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York) and other Sicilian communities. Monterey, California has a three-day fishing tournament and Italian heritage festival in her honor.
|Eire go brach!|