Most Bizarre Mortification
And The Nominees Are...
- St. Rose of Lima
Rubbing lye (i.e. flesh rotter.) on her face to make herself less attractive
- St. Simeon Stylites
Living, standing, on top of a pillar for 39 years to "get away from it all"
- St. Ignatious of Loyla
Weighted chain around the private parts (I suppose for obvious reasons.)
- St. Macarious the Egyptian
Six months in the desert naked, stung perpetually by flies as penance for killing a flea.