The Patroness of Gardeners, Saint Dorothea (also spelled Saint Dorothy) feast day is February 6th. With the abundance of beautiful trees and gardens within Gate of Heaven Cemetery, the shrine of Saint Dorothea, like that of St. Jude, and other sections of Gate of Heaven, is a wonderful area full of God’s peace and beauty.
“I serve the Son of God, Christ, mine espoused! His dwelling is Paradise; by His side are joys eternal; and in His garden grow celestial fruits and roses that never fade!” – Saint Dorothea
Prayer to St. Dorothea
By the radiance of your holy life you did draw the two sisters united in spirit into Eternal Light; and did send roses and apples from Paradise to Theophilus. O Dorothy, as fellow contestants you were counted worthy of divine glory. Ask that we who praise you may receive the forgiveness of our sins. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
“Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you. ”
1 Peter 5:7
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”