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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