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The White Ladder To Heaven – Our Lady 

The White Ladder To Heaven – Our Lady 

The White Ladder to Heaven: Our Lady.

Once, in a dream, Friar Leo, Friar of Saint Francis of Assisi beheld a vision of the making ready of the Divine judgment. He beheld the Angels making music with trumpets and diverse instruments, and calling together a marvellous great crowd in a meadow. And on one side of the meadow was set a ladder all rosy red, which reached from earth even unto heaven, and on the other side of the meadow was set another ladder all white, which descended from heaven to earth. 

On the top of the red ladder, Christ appeared a Lord offended and exceeding wrath. And St. Francis was nigh unto Christ but a few steps lower down; and he came farther down the ladder, and with a loud voice and great fervour called and said:

“Come ye, my friars, come confidently, fear not, come, draw nigh unto the Lord, for He calleth you”. 

At the voice of St. Francis and at his bidding, the friars went and climbed up the red ladder with great confidence. And, when they were all thereon, some fell off the third step, and some off the fourth step, others off the fifth and the sixth; and at the last all fell, so that there remained not one upon the ladder. And so great ruin of his friars, St. Francis, as a pitiful father, was moved to compassion, and besought the Judge for his sons, that He would receive them to His mercy. And Christ showed His wounds all bloody, and said unto St. Francis: “This have thy friars done unto Me”.

And St. Francis delayed not, but, even as he interceded, came down certain steps, and cried unto the friars that were fallen from the red ladder and said: 

“Come ye, rise up, my sons and friars, be of good courage and despair not, but run to the white ladder and climb up it, for by it ye shall be received into the Kingdom of Heaven; run, friars, through paternal admonishment, to the white ladder”. 

And on the top of the ladder appeared the glorious Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, all pitiful and kind, and welcomed those friars; and without any difficulty they entered into the eternal kingdom. To the praise of Christ.

Mary Embellishes Our Prayers And Good Works, And Adorns Them With Her Own Merit, So As To Be Pleasing To God. 

Mary Embellishes Our Prayers And Good Works, And Adorns Them With Her Own Merit, So As To Be Pleasing To God. 

Mary Embellishes our prayers And Good Works, And Adorns Them With Her Own Merit, So As To Be Pleasing To God. 

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St. Louis Maria De Montfort said, “when we present everything to Jesus by ourselves, and replying on our own efforts and dispositions, Jesus examines the offering, and often rejects it because of the stains it has contracted through self love, just as He rejected the sacrifices of the Jews when they were full of their own will.” (Ish. 64).

Meanwhile, Jesus instructed us, “If you are going to offer your gift to God and remember that you have something against your brother, keep your gift, go and reconcile with your brother first, before you offer your gift to God.” Now, what does this mean?

It means that our offering must be pure and spotless (Rom. 12:1).

St. Montfort clears the air by saying; “we must remark that in as much as our good works pass through the hands of Mary, they receive an argumentation of Purity and consequently of merit and satisfactory value. On this account they become more capable of solacing the souls in Purgatory and of converting sinners than if they did not pass through the virginal and liberal hands of Mary.

It may be little (Just One Hail Mary) we give to our Lady, but if that little is given with charity, self will, and purity of intention, that little becomes very mighty to turn away God’s wrath and draw down His Mercy.”

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