It is amazing how mistreated St. Elizabeth was in her lifetime. Rejected by family after her husband's death, she was treated especially severely by her spiritual director. Read about her holy life here.
If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny his very self ... Mark 8 34-35
"Oh who can make this counsel of our Saviour understandable... Oh who can explain the extent of the denial our Lord wishes of us..." - John of the Cross