Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Saved through the mercy of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sister Catherine, a nun sent to Quebec in 1647, used to prayed fervently for the sanctification of souls, but she had given up praying for a hardened sinner named Mary. Like everyone, Sister Catherine assumed that Mary was in hell. But one day the sinner appeared to her from purgatory:
"Sister Catherine, you recommend to God the souls of those who die, and here is my soul on whom you have no pity!"
"What! Are you saved?" cried Sister Catherine.
"Yes, I am saved by the mercy of the Holy Virgin. When I knew that I was dying, so full of sin, I turned to the Mother of God, and I said: ‘O Our Lady… only you can help me, have pity on me!’ The Blessed Virgin obtained for me to make an act of contrition. Then, I died and I was saved. My dear Queen also granted me the favor that the intensity of my sufferings would shorten the duration of my atonement. Now I only need a few Masses to be delivered from Purgatory."
Sister Catherine had some Masses celebrated for Mary, and a few days later, the soul appeared to her again, shining brighter than the sun. She said, "Thank you, Sister Catherine, I am going to heaven to sing of the mercies of my God and pray for you."
Father Paul Ragueneau, S.J. Taken from: La vie de la Mère Catherine de Saint Augustin, (F. Lambert: Paris, 1671). Reprinted in Quebec City, 1923, by the Augustinian nuns.