Thursday, May 26, 2011

Such Humility

I never cease to be amazed at the unutterable humility of St. Bernadette.  I was looking for last words of dying saints for a future post and came across this quote  from the visionary of Lourdes.

"They think I'm a saint... When I'm dead, they'll come and touch holy pictures and rosaries to me, and all the while I'll be getting broiled on a grill in purgatory. At least promise me you'll pray a lot for the repose of my soul."

Even someone as seemingly assured of Heaven as St. Bernadette recognized the importance of praying for the souls of the dead.

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