Santa Rosa Cross by McKeown 03890

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
1.5" x 1.5"




St Rose of Lima was the first person born in the Western Hemisphere to be cannonized. Pope Clemente IX declared her a Saint in 1668 and she is the patron Saint of Peru, all of South America, the Indies, and the Phillippines.

Born in to a noble family, her parents kept her from religious life for 10 years and never allowed her to live in a Convent. Instead, she chose to live in a hut and endured a life of severe auserity. Though she was largely a recluse, Rosa was devoted to the sick and hungry, and raised funds for the poor through the sales of her skilled neddlework and fine lace. Her funeral was an occasion of public honor, and manny miracles were said to have occured after her death.