Thursday, May 26, 2011
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.
Posted by TLW at 6:00 AM