St. Rose of Lima felt God calling her to lead a life consecrated to him, but her parents didn’t understand. They greatly desired that she would marry and often ridiculed her for the choices she made.
Faced with her parents’ opposition, Rose stayed at home and devoted herself to prayer and works of charity. She prayed for her parents, hoping some day they would understand her calling to be a bride of Jesus Christ.
Later on, her parents were in financial trouble, so she worked all day and sewed all night. Even though her parents did not treat her well, Rose respected them and helped them when they were in need.