Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Assisting the Souls in Purgatory: The Most Excellent of the Works of Mercy

"To assist the souls in Purgatory
is to perform the most excellent of the works of Mercy,
or rather it is to practise in a most sublime manner
all the works of Mercy together :
it is to visit the sick ;
it is to give drink to those who thirst for the vision of God;
it is to feed the hungry,
to ransom prisoners,
to clothe the naked,
to procure for poor exiles the hospitality of the Heavenly Jerusalem;
it is to comfort the afflicted,
to instruct the ignorant-
in fine, to practise all works of Mercy in one."

~ St. Francis de Sales ~


Anne said...

Thank you for posting this. We need these Spiritual reminders. God Bless You

one grateful heart said...

Thank you and God bless you, Anne! I appreciate the encouraging feedback.