Monday, November 14, 2011

St. Catherine of Genoa on Purgatory (part 2)

                                           "Dante and Virgil entering Purgatory," Luca Signorelli

St. Catherine of Genoa (1447 AD -1510 AD), like St. Frances of Rome and Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, was granted a vision of Purgatory, from which the following is extracted:

"I believe no happiness can be found worthy to be compared with that of a soul in Purgatory except that of the saints in Paradise; and day by day this happiness grows as God flows into these souls, more and more as the hindrance to His entrance is consumed.  Sin's rust is the hindrance, and the fire burns the rust away so that more and more the soul opens itself up to the divine inflowing. . . But, on the other hand, they endure a pain so extreme that no tongue can be found to tell it, nor could the mind understand its least pang if God by special grace did not show so much."

St. Catherine of Genoa, pray for us.

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