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Like Alena, Osanna of Mantua was the daughter of a nobleman. Unlike Levold, Niccolò Andreasi (her papa) was a devout Christian. He was so devout, in fact, that he and his wife (Osanna's mom, Agnese Gonzaga) were not unduly troubled when their little girl started having ecstatic visions at age five. They still hoped to arrange a suitable marriage for her, but they were tolerant of their little mystic.
Like Alena, Osanna slipped away from home to lock in her religious vocation. Having been inspired by Catherine of Siena and Girolamo Savonarola, she became a Dominican tertiary (3rd Order, the one for lay people). Then she went home and explained the vow she had just taken. Mom and Dad didn't sic the guards on her, nor did they even rip her arm off. They argued with her a while and then relented.
She stayed at home for thirty-seven years, taking care of Niccolo and Agnese, and then her younger siblings. When at last they were all squared away (one way or another), she returned to the convent and took the veil.
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On the more serious side, she was a tremendously devout, abstemious nun whose reputation for sanctity led members of the royal household to consult with her. She was a popular spiritual director. She prophesied.
If you can accept that martyrdom at any age is a blessing, then I suppose that both of these worked out. If you take a standard line, sometimes it pays to sneak away from your parents and follow God and sometimes it doesn't. Machiavelli tells us that Fortune favors the audacious, so you should take your best shot and accept whatever happens.