The Sinner Who Returns From Purgatory To Tell The Marvellous Story Of Her Trust In Mary
We read in the life of sister Catherine, an Augustinian nun, that in the place where that servant of God lived, there lived also named Mary, who, in her youth, was a sinner, and obstinately persevered in her evil courses, even to extreme old age.
The Holy Virgin obtained for me the grace of making an act of contrition, she said. I died and am saved, and my queen has also obtained for me the grace that my pains should be abridged, and that I should, by suffering intensely for a short time, pass through that purification which otherwise would have lasted many years. A few masses only are needed to obtain my release from purgatory. I pray thee cause them to be offered for me, and I promise to pray to God and Mary for thee.” Sister Catherine immediately caused those masses to be said for her, and that soul, after a few days, appeared to her again, more brilliant than the sun, and said to her, “I thank thee, sister Catherine: behold I am now going to paradise to sing the mercy of God and pray for thee.”