The ORDO says that she "led a life of great austerity and love in spite of ridicule and abuse." It is my impression that Christians of today are being called to that same austerity and love in the midst of ridicule and abuse. In many circumstances American political correctness grows more hostile toward Christianity with each passing day. Does this ridicule prompt us to grow angry or grow prayerful?
As I read the details about her self-mortification techniques, it made me realize how "soft" I am when it comes to sacrifice and doing penance. Her heroic virtue can serve as a source of inspiration for each of us. What are we willing to sacrifice to become saints?