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Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin: "We Cannot Obtain Grace Unless We Suffer Afflictions." BIG C CATHOLICS - August 22, 2016 ... interest, Rose cropped her hair and rubbed pepper on her face causing it to blister. Her mother in particular, insisted that Rose marry. Against her mother's wishes, Rose took a vow of virginity. This contest of wills persisted for a decade. Emulating Saint Catherine of Siena, the future saint spent many hours contemplating Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, practicing severe chastisements and fasting. Her acts of self-denial were often harsh. For Lent, Rose would abstain from ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/08/saint-rose-of-lima-virgin-we-cannot.html
Served YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - May 10, 2016 ... object. The role of the spiritual leader, in other words, is not to make martinets out of people; it is to lead them to spiritual adulthood where they themselves make the kind of choices that give life depth and quality." Jesus cannot stay with us if we crowd him out with material goods, a quest for corporate power, or jealousy. What choices does The Prayer of Jesus lead you to reconsider? What higher power speaks to you? Can we be more Thomas Moore and less Thomas Dewey…more Thomas ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2016/05/served.html