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St. Rose of Lima - placing God above all
This beautiful saint from Peru always wanted to be a nun. To dissuade potential suitors who were drawn by her exquisite looks, she made her face blister by rubbing peppers onto her skin and cut her hair short. When she finally joined the Third Order of St. Dominic, she spent her life in prayer, fasting, and doing penance, including wearing a painful silver crown of thorns.

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