Thursday, August 23, 2012

St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima's
recipe for vanity:
add some pepper

St. Rose
was plagued by earthly beaus.
To discourage their thoughts of marriage
she dashed some pepper on her visage.

(According to stories about St. Rose, she was a great beauty, and had many men interested in marrying her. To discourage them, and to fight vanity, she reportedly rubbed pepper on her face, causing redness and splotches.)

Pax et bonum

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