Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Priest Souls in Purgatory Wait for Help From Charitable Souls

Jesus revealed to Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida how justice prevents Him from releasing priest souls from Purgatory until charitable souls of the Church Militant come to their aid:
"In my infinite Wisdom I formed my Church: and do they know of what material? From the substance of love, and in all its fibers, and in all its arteries, and in all its dispositions, they will see love and only love. And consequently, I became man, to unite the divine and the human, and to bring to heaven souls WITHOUT DUST.

"Purgatory itself is Love."

"These priestly souls, straying and sunken in abominable vices, when they are repentant and saved, they have an incalculable purgatory, and they give Me grief and my Heart of love is moved when seeing them suffer. I am not able according to the laws established by Me, I, WHO CAN DO EVERYTHING, to diminish their purgatory, if the militant Church does not apply my infinite merits to them.

"I have here another pain for my Heart that no one sees, nor knows of it, nor grasps all its extension and it is this: seeing myself as idle, without being able in a certain sense, with the devouring flames of my love, to sweeten their pains, to diminish their time of purification, to draw them out of the flames and to transport them within my Heart to heaven.

"This same justice impedes love; and as I myself am love, mercy and justice, this last attribute comes as a deterrent to love on this point--who would believe it!--I am eager and yearning because souls on earth can do what I am not able to do in heaven.

"This is another secret that I disclose today of the thousands of martyrdoms of love that I bear in my Heart of the Savior God. I struggled with divine and human means--how many times, years upon years!--to save souls of fallen priests, unfaithful to the church, renegades, apostates, schismatics etc. etc.: I succeeded in saving them with my very Blood, with tears from my soul, with pleading groans to the Father, with my infinite merits; and they arise from the world contrite and pardoned.

"Then, when they are in purgatory, alas! now nothing is possible for them to do , but WAIT, wait that there are charitable souls that ransom them, lessen their pain and time."

~ Jesus to Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida, from To My Priests ~

Venerable Concepcion--a wife, mother of nine children, grandmother, mystic, foundress of the Works of the Cross, and spiritual mother to priests--reached the heights of spiritual union with God while fulfilling the duties of her vocation. Our Lord told her, "You married in view of My great designs for your personal holiness, and to be an example for many souls who think that marriage is incompatible with holiness."

To learn more about Venerable Concepcion, lovingly called Conchita, click here to read Conchita, A Mother's Spiritual Diary.


Anonymous said...

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If you have not already read it, I believe that you will enjoy ‘A Tuscan Penitent: The Life and Legend of St. Margaret of Cortona’ (which can be accessed for free on Jesus said to St. Margaret: “Tell the Friars Minor that they ever bear in mind the souls of the dead who suffer for their sins in purgatory, for they are a vast multitude beyond the thought of man, and they are helped but little by those on earth, even by those who are dear to them; and tell the Friars also that those of them who occupy themselves with worldly affairs will have much to suffer in purgatory.” (p. 261)

Take care and God bless.

one grateful heart said...

Thanks so much for the kind words.

I have not read "A Tuscan Penitent.' Thanks for tellimg me about it. I look forward to reading it. That was a great quote. Thanks for sharing.