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Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary of the Cross [Part 6]

Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary of the Cross [Part 6]

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Blessed Mary of the Cross for some period kept hearing mysterious cries and moans from some invisible Spectre who wouldn’t give it’s name. Finally on February 15, 1874, the deceased reveals her name:

“Because I have made you feel sorry, God wants you to pray for me! …” “I am not the devil! I am Sister Maria Gabriella your former Sister. I will not leave you quiet as long as I am not in Heaven. The good Lord allows this for your own good and for my relief! Yes, I suffer, but my greatest torment is not to see the good God. This is a continuous martyrdom that makes me suffer more than the fire of Purgatory… One can not imagine the pains that a soul suffers in Purgatory! No one thinks of it in the world. Even the religious communities forget it. For this reason, the good God wants us to pray in a special way for the poor souls in Purgatory, who inculcates this devotion to the students, so that they, in turn, speak about it in the world”. 

These meetings were permitted by God not only for the liberation of Sister Maria Gabriella from Purgatory but also for the sanctification of Sister Mary of the Cross. This, her confessor recommended for her to write all the interviews that she has with the sister who is in Purgatory.

Blessed Mary of the Cross: In Purgatory, do the souls console each other in the love of the good God, or is each one completely detached in its sorrow?

R...In Purgatory, our only consolation, our only hope is God alone. On earth, the good God allows us to be consoled by a friendly heart sometimes in our sufferings of body and spirit, and moreover, if the love of Jesus is lacking in this heart, the consolations are ineffective, but here the souls are lost, sunk in the divine will, and God alone can soothe their pain. All the souls are tormented, each according to their own guilt, but all suffer a common pain that surpasses each other: the absence of Jesus who is our element, our life, our everything. And are separated by their own fault!

After an action, do not waste time in going back to consider if you have acted or not! Of course, every day you need to examine your actions in order to do them better, but this must not be to the detriment of the tranquility of the soul. The good God loves simple souls. It is therefore necessary that you go to Him with great good will, always ready to sacrifice yourselves and to please Him. You must act with Jesus as the child with his mother, entrusting you to his goodness, putting all your spiritual and corporal interests in his divine hands; so try to like it in everything, without taking care of anything else.

The good Lord does not look so much at the great actions, at heroic deeds, as for a simple action, for a small sacrifice, provided that these things are done for love. Sometimes even a small sacrifice, known only by God alone and by the soul, will be more meritorious than a great one that will have been praised. We must be very interior, not to consider for ourselves anything of the praises that are given to us.

The good Lord seeks empty souls of themselves to fill them with his love. He finds few. Love does not leave any place for Jesus. Do not miss any opportunity to mortify yourself, especially inwardly. Jesus has some graces to be offered during Lent; prepare us with an increase of fervor and above all of love. Love above all else Jesus. Alas! in the world He is so unloved and so outraged!

The Holy Virgin loves you very much. For your part, you also love Him with all your heart and procure His glory as much as possible.

You will never understand enough the goodness of the good God. If you took care to reflect on it sometimes, this would be enough to become a saint, but in the world, the merciful goodness of the Heart of Jesus is not known. Each measure according to one’s own way. To see, and this way is faulty. It follows that we pray badly. Yes, few can pray as Jesus would like. We lack confidence, and yet Jesus does not grant that proportionately to the ardor of our desires and the greatness of our love. This is why often the graces you request are not granted…to be continued 

Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary Of The Cross [Part 5]

Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary Of The Cross [Part 5]


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Blessed Mary: Does the day and the eighth of the Dead bring joy and cause numerous liberations in Purgatory?

R… The day of the Dead, many souls leave the place of atonement for Heaven and, by a great grace of the good God, that day only all purging souls, without exception, participate in the benefit of the public prayers of the holy Church, even those of the great Purgatory. However, the alleviation of the penalties of each soul is proportionate to its merit. One receives more, others less.

Nevertheless, they all feel the effects of this exceptional grace. Many poor souls purging, for a justice of God, receive only this one refreshment during the long years that they spend in Purgatory. However, not on the day of the Dead the greatest number of souls rises to Heaven, but on Christmas Eve.

There are many things I could tell you, but I do not have permission. It is necessary for you to question me. Then I can answer you. I am very comforted by the effective prayers of the Rev. Father. Tell him that I thank him for his and for those he has the charity to make do my intention. For him I always pray, as I told you. I hope to do even more when I’m in Heaven. Tell him also that I know that he prays for me and that the same thing happens for the other souls in Purgatory. For a permission of the good God, this constitutes a suffering more for them, because the prayers that are made according to their intention are not always applied to them. Of the prayers of the earth, in Purgatory one receives only as much as God wants each soul to receive according to its disposition. It is a pain added to others for these poor souls to see that the prayers that are made for their liberation are applied not to them, but to others. Very few souls receive prayers, most are abandoned, without a single memory or a single prayer of the earth.

We know nothing about the time of our liberation. If we knew the term of our sufferings, this would be a relief, a joy for us, but no! We see well that our pains diminish, that our union becomes more intimate, but what day (according to the calculations of the earth, because here there are no days) we will be reunited to Him, we ignore it altogether. This is a secret of the good God.

The souls of Purgatory know of the future only as much as God permits and wants to give them knowledge. In proportion to their merits, some souls have more knowledge than others, but all these things concerning the future, what advantage can they bring us, unless the glory of the good God and the good of some souls are of interest to you?

We should not be surprised if the Devil and his followers sometimes provide, around the future, the knowledge that is realized. The Devil is a spirit, consequently, he possesses tricks and knowledge far more numerous than any person on earth, except for some saints whom the good Lord enlightens with his light. He wanders everywhere, trying to hurt. He sees what happens in the world and, because of his prudence, he can easily foresee things that are realized: this is the only explanation. Woe to those who become his slaves by consulting him, this is a pity that is very sorry for the good God.

Blessed Mary: Can souls sometimes make mistakes? Can God allow it?

R… Yes …, not with regard to existing things, but to those to come, yet there is no imperfection in them. Does not God himself often seem to change the order of his drawings (1)? Here is how: it can happen that God, in his justice, wants to punish a kingdom, a province, a person: it is the intention that he manifests, but if some people of this kingdom, of this province, with prayer or by other means they disarm his justice, God will totally forgive or diminish the punishment according to the predictions of his infinite wisdom. Often it allows great events to be predicted in advance, that is, he makes them known to some souls, so that they may prevent and stop his vengeance: his mercy is so great that He does not punish except at the extremes. So in regard to the person, one day you spoke to me: I did not tell you the things as they happened there. Nevertheless it was all that the good God of it made me know then, but since it changed a little conduct, the good Lord inflicted only half of the punishment that was reserved to her, had she remained in the same dispositions. Here’s how it sometimes seems that you’re wrong:

(1) This way of speaking is in conformity with human language which sees only succession and change over time … But for God there is no time and consequently no succession and no change: its decrees, foreseen and fixed by all eternity, they are immutable and eternal as He Himself.

R… We know that the Church is persecuted and we pray for her triumph, but when will this happen? I ignore it … It may be that some souls know it! As for me I do not know.

In Purgatory, souls do not remain solely occupied with their pains, they pray a lot for the great interests of the good God, for the people who shorten their sufferings. They praise and thank Our Lord for his infinite mercies in their regard, because for some of them the space that separates Purgatory from Hell has been very limited and little lacked that they did not fall into the abyss. Consider then how great is the gratitude of these poor souls so torn from Satan.

I can not explain to you how we no longer see the earth as you see it, this can not be understood except when the soul has left the body, because then the earth that she has left, abandoning her body to it, no longer seems like a point in comparison to the boundless horizons of eternity that is revealed for she.

We must not pay attention to “what will you say?”. The real merit of a soul does not consist in receiving patiently the reproaches that it deserves a little, but in patiently receiving those that it does not deserve, especially when it has done everything in its power to accomplish in the best possible way reproaches.

I receive more relief from your action accomplished in a great union with Jesus, than from a vocal prayer, for what does the good God grant? All that is done with an inner spirit. The more intimate the union of a soul with Him is, the more He grants it all that He asks. A soul intimately united with Jesus is the master of his Heart. So you tend to this union that Jesus so long waits for you. Would you like to enjoy it? Here is the only way: to draw ever closer to his Heart by paying great attention to the smallest desires of his divine will. It is necessary for him to turn around and turn you over as he will please you and never meet resistance on your part. When you have come to this, then you will see and understand his goodness.

Take serious care to work for God alone. Always look for Him only as a witness of your actions. Likewise, before any action, beware of brooding things like this: “I will do this to please that person, if I do that in that way, I will accept that other person”. The good God does not like these human reasonings on the part of anyone and even less. Only direct your intention towards the goal of pleasing your Jesus, to Him alone. If, in doing so, you do something grateful to someone, the better. If the opposite happens, so much worse! The good God will be happy, this must be all for you.

8 DECEMBER2 am – Immaculate Conception.

Alas! how many lives appear full of good works and, at death, they will be empty … because all those good things in appearance, all those clamorous actions, all that conduct that seemed irreproachable, all this did not have Jesus only as an end. We wanted to make a figure, to shine, to pass rightly observing the obligations of the Religion, for a religious faithful to the rule, here is the only motive of many existences. And in the other life, here, what a disappointment! If you knew how few people act for God alone, how few do all their actions for God alone … Alas! how many regrets are prepared for the point of death, when they will no longer be blinded, alas! If it were sometimes reflected in eternity! What is life compared to that day that will not have evening for the elect, to that evening that will not have day for the reprobate?

We love everything on earth, we become attached to everything, except to the One who alone should have our affection and to whom we deny it. The Jesus of the tabernacle waits for hearts that love Him and find none. Just one in a thousand who loves Him as one should love Him! Love you, make up for this indifference so guilty that there is in the world!

Blessed Mary: But do you love Him in Purgatory?

R… Certainly, but ours is a love of reparation, and if on earth we had loved Him as we should, we would not be numerous, there would not be so many souls in the place of expiation.

Blessed Mary: In Heaven, is Jesus much loved?

R... In Heaven we love Him very much. There is compensation, but it is not yet this that Jesus desires. He would like to be loved on earth, on this earth, where he is annihilated in every tabernacle, so that approaching Him is easier, and it is not done. We pass in front of a Church with more indifference than in front of a public monument. If you sometimes enter the holy place, it is more to outrage the divine Prisoner who resides there, with his own coldness, with bad behavior, with prayers made in a hurry, without attention, that to give him a cordial word, a friendly word of gratitude for his goodness to us.

Tell the Reverend Father P. that the good Lord awaits from him this love which he seldom meets so rarely from him, who every day approaches him so close to Jesus, who receives him in his heart. Oh! tell him that, in those blessed moments, repair with his tenderness the indifference of so many ungrateful, that his heart is struck with love before Jesus-Host, above all for his Priests who, like him, have the same happiness and who treat the holy mysteries with a heart of ice, which remain cold like marble before this brazier of love, and that do not have an affectionate word to say to Jesus. His union with the good God is every day more intimate, so that to prepare for the great graces that Jesus has given him.

I told you that there are souls who do their purgatory at the altars. They do not stand there in punishment for the faults they have committed in the Church, such faults which directly offend Jesus present in the tabernacle, are severely punished in Purgatory. Therefore, the souls who are there in adoration are rather rewarding you for their devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and their respectful behavior in the holy place. They suffer less than if they were in true Purgatory, and Jesus, whom they contemplate with the eyes of the soul and of faith at the same time, sweetens them with his invisible presence, the sufferings they suffer.
[Year 1880].

JANUARY 1880.

On Christmas Eve, thousands of souls have left the place of atonement for Heaven, but many are left and I am of the number. Sometimes you tell me that the perfection of a soul takes a very long time, and it is true, I am also surprised by the fact that, despite so many prayers, I remain so long without being able to enjoy the vision of the good God. 

Alas! the perfection of a soul in Purgatory does not advance faster than on earth. There are some souls, and it is the least number, that have to expiate only some venial sins, they do not stay long in Purgatory. Some well-made prayers, some sacrifices free them in a short time. But when it comes to souls like me – and this is the case with almost everyone! – who have spent almost no life, caring little or almost at all for their salvation, we must, in this case…

This is why the liberation of souls sometimes makes us wait so long. The good Lord also gave me great grace, allowing me to ask for prayers. What I did not deserve, without this divine deignation, I would have remained here, like most, years and years!

Blessed Mary: Do the Religious and the others of the same family have relationships with each other?

R… In Purgatory, as in Heaven, the Religious of the same family do not always stay together, souls do not deserve the same punishment nor the same reward. However we recognize ourselves in Purgatory. One can also, when the good Lord allows it, have interchangeable relations.

Blessed Mary: can one receive a prayer, a thought from a deceased friend, and let him know the memory that is kept of him?

R…You can bring back memories of the earth here, but it is not very useful, because, as I have already told you, the souls in Purgatory know and know the people who are interested in them on earth. Sometimes God also allows us to receive a prayer, a warning, an advice … So, what I have told you several times about St. Michael came from him. What I told you about your father came from the good Lord. All the commissions you have often given me for the other world I have always performed, but all these things are subordinated to the divine will.

Blessed Mary: The faults of everyone are known by everyone in Purgatory, how will they be at the final judgment?

R… In Purgatory, we generally do not know the faults of others, except, however, when the good Lord permits it in regard to certain souls, for his designs, but the number of those to whom He acts in this way is small.

Blessed Mary: Have you, of the good God, a more perfect knowledge than ours?

R… Ah, what a question! But of course, we know it much better and we love it much more! Alas! precisely this causes our greatest torment here. On earth, one ignores what the good God is. He gets an idea of it according to his own narrow views, but we, in leaving our wrappers of mud, when nothing hinders the freedom of our soul, oh! then we only knew God, his goodness, his mercies, his love! After this vision so clear, this need so great of union (with Him), the soul always tends towards God, this is his life and, always, it is rejected, because it is not pure enough, here is our suffering: the hardest, the most sour. Oh! if we were allowed to return to earth, after having known the good God, what life we would lead! But, unnecessary regrets … and nevertheless on earth you do not think point to such things, you live like blind people. Eternity is not held in any account. The earth, which is nothing but a place of passage and which receives only the bodies, which, in turn, also become earth, is the only object towards which almost all desires tend, and to Heaven there is no thinks! And Jesus and his love are forgotten!…to be continued 

Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary Of The Cross [Part 4]

Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary Of The Cross [Part 4]


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Blessed Mary: And when does a soul go directly to Heaven?

R… For this soul, the union begun with Jesus continues to death: here is Heaven, but the union of Heaven is much more intimate than that of the earth.

Why did you act in this way with the good God today? He is not happy with your conduct. He who is good with you; this is ingratitude on your part. And for what reason do you investigate the conduct of others? Take care only of yours: that’s enough. Not everyone has the same head and, if you had had to lose it for seven years, I speak to you, after all the fears had, for a long time this would have happened. Reassure yourself, therefore, and never start again to act like today!

You are quite right not to love ecstasies. Of course, we must accept them when the good Lord sends them, but He does not want them to be desired. These are not things that will lead to Heaven. A mortified, humble life is more to be desired and much safer. It is true that many saints have had revelations and ecstasies, but this was a reward that the good Lord gave them after long struggles and a life of renunciation, or even because he wanted to use them for great things in view of his glory and all this happened without noise, without pomp, in the silence of prayer, and when they were discovered, they were all confused and did not talk about it except by obedience.

The good Lord has crushed you in the past, but prematurate of patience and be very brave because it will crush you again in the future.

Tell the Mother Superior that if you meet the souls with the character and temperament of Sister X …, be careful and do not listen to everything they would like to say.

Regarding what you tell me, do not worry. Here is how you can know that a grace is granted to you by the good God. These graces come to you and pour on you like a downpour that surprises you in the middle of a beautiful day, while the sky seems almost serene. One should not therefore fear having tried to obtain them; they were not thought about. You have observed this many times. The thing is very different when it comes to the graces that are believed to be granted by Jesus, whereas they are only the fruit of an imagination that has worked hard to produce them. These graces would be to be feared, because often the demon is inflamed and profited by a weak brain, a feeble temperament, a judgment that is not too firm; then he deceives those poor souls who, moreover, do not commit sin, as long as they are subject to the advice of the people who lead them, and I can attest to you that there are many in the world today. The demon thus acts in order to ridicule religion!

Few people love God as He wants. They, believing they are looking for the good God, seek themselves and long for a sanctity that is not true!

Blessed Mary: Tell me, then, what is true holiness?

R… You know well; but, as you wish, I will repeat it to you, I have already said it several times: true holiness consists in denying oneself from morning to night, in living by sacrifice, in knowing how to constantly set aside the human, let the good God work as he wants, in receiving graces, that come from his goodness, with a profound humility, recognizing them unworthy, in keeping as much as possible to the holy presence of the good God, in carrying out all his actions under his divine gaze, not seeking him to bear witness to his efforts and for a single reward; besides, in all the other things I already told you. This is the holiness that Jesus wants and demands from souls who wish to be uniquely his and live in his life. The rest is nothing but an illusion…to be continued. 

Some souls pay for their Purgatory on earth through suffering, others through love, because love has also really its martyrdom. The soul, who truly seeks to love Jesus, perceives that, with all his efforts, he does not love Him as much as he would wish, and this constitutes for him a continuous martyrdom, caused solely by love and not exempt from great pains! It is, as I have told you, a little the state of a soul of Purgatory that incessantly rushes towards the One who is his only desire, and who is seen at the same time rejected, because his atonement is not accomplished.

Ask the Mother Superior to reread what I tell you from time to time instead of reading. Take a day every week, Thursday for example, because what is the use of writing, if you never reread (what you have written)? You would end up forgetting it, and it is not for this purpose that I say it to you, but to make you profit.

Blessed Mary: “If you had not talked to anyone about what you told me since I heard you, what would have been the consequence?” You know well that I had a great desire to keep everything alone for me!

R… You were free to keep everything for yourself alone, but if you had not spoken, I would have advised you to do it, because the good Lord never allowed any man’s perfection to come directly from Heaven. Since he lives on earth, God wants the earth to end up perfecting according to the advice that allows it to be given to that purpose. So you have done well to reveal what it cost you to say so much. Moreover, all this does not come from you, and the good God, who directs everything to the good of those he loves, knows at the same time to draw his glory from him.

NOVEMBERDECEMBER 1879 – The sister-in-law of … is in Purgatory, where she suffers a lot. The Reverend Father can alleviate her sufferings by offering for her the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

The old sinner has been saved from the mercy of the good God, like so many others. It is located in the great Purgatory…to be continued 

Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary Of The Cross [Part 3]

Startling Revelations Of Purgatory Made By A Soul In Flames To Blessed Mary Of The Cross [Part 3]


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Blessed Mary: Do you know each other in Purgatory?

R… Yes, as the souls are known. There are no more names in the other world. We must not compare Purgatory with the earth. When the soul is free and released from its mortal envelope, its name is buried in the grave together with the body. I explain very little what Purgatory is and you understand it a little more than the others, for the light that God gives you. But what is this little compared to reality? We are here lost in the will of the good God, while on earth, no matter how holy we are, we always keep our will. But we do not have any more. We know and know only what pleases God to make us known and nothing more.

Blessed Mary: Do you talk to each other in Purgatory?

R …The souls communicate among themselves when the good Lord allows it, according to the way of communicating the souls, but without words… 

Blessed Mary: Yes, it is true that I speak to you, but are you a spirit? Would you understand me if I did not say the words?

But as for me, because this is what the good God wants, I understand you without pronouncing the words with your lips. Nevertheless, communication is made between souls, among spirits, even without being dead. So, when you have a good thought, a good wish, you have often been communicated by your good Angel or by some other saint, sometimes by the good God himself. This is the language of the souls.

Blessed Mary: Where is Purgatory? Is it thick in a small place?

R … It is in the center of the earth near Hell (as you saw it one day after Holy Communion). The souls are there as in a narrow place, if we consider the multitude that is there, since there are thousands and thousands of souls, but how much space does it take for a soul? Every day there are many thousands of them and most of them remain from thirty to forty years. Others much longer and others less. I tell you this according to the calculations of the earth, because here it is quite another thing. Ah, if you knew, if you knew Purgatory and when you think it’s your own fault! I’ve been there for eight years. It seems to me that ten thousand years have passed!

Tell all this exactly to your Father! … Learn from me what is this place of suffering, in order to make it better known in the future. He will be able to experience for himself how devotional to the souls of Purgatory is beneficial. The good Lord often grants more graces for the mediation of these suffering souls than those of the same Saints. When he wishes to achieve something with greater certainty, he should prefer the souls who have most loved the Blessed Virgin and whom, consequently, this good Mother wishes to free, and he himself will be able to tell you if you feel well. There are also souls who do not live in Purgatory proper. So I, during the day, accompany you wherever you go, but when you rest, at night, I suffer more, I find myself in Purgatory.

The (spiritual) Father was right to tell you never to seek anything other than the holy will of the good Lord in all that you do. This will constitute happiness for you. See his will in everything that happens to you, pains and joys. Everything comes from Jesus equally. Oh! be good, doubly good, to please the good God, to Him who is so good for you! Always keep the eyes of the soul fixed on Him to prevent the slightest desire. Go even further, in order to please you. The more you try to do it, the more He will do it to you. The good Lord will not let himself be won in generosity, on the contrary! He always gives more than he does not give Him. So be ingenious to spend yourselves for his love and his glory.

Tell Father P. from the good God that you follow with great courage in all that he has undertaken for him, but that it is prudent, that is to say, that he does not do more than his forces do. I have already said it to you, for all your intentions, and also for him, as for you.

Pius IX went directly to Heaven, his Purgatory was done on earth. 

Blessed Mary: How do you know that Pope Pius IX went directly to Heaven, since you did not see him go through Purgatory?

R... The good Lord has made it known to me and it is also He who, by his goodness, allows me to know what you ask of me, when I have not seen and experienced it myself. The justice of the good Lord keeps us in Purgatory, it is true, and we deserve it, but be sure that his mercy and his paternal heart do not leave us there without any consolation. We ardently desire complete attainment with Jesus, but He desires it almost to the part of us. On earth he often communicates himself in an intimate way to some souls (since few want to listen to Him) and is pleased to reveal their secrets to them. The souls who receive his favors are those who seek to be accepted in their whole conduct and who live and breathe only for Jesus and to please Him. 

In Purgatory there are very guilty souls, but repent, and, despite the sins to be expiated, they are confirmed in grace and can no longer sin: they are perfect. Well, as the soul is purified in the place of expiation, it understands better, but without seeing each other, because then there would be no more Purgatory. 

If in Purgatory we did not know the good Lord more than on earth, our punishments would not be so great, nor would our torture be atrocious. What constitutes our principal torment is the absence of the One who is the only object of our persistent longings! our punishments would not be so great, nor will our torment be atrocious…to be continued 

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