17 October 2011

More Cheerful News for the World

From St. Leonard of Port-Maurice's sermon:
Saint Vincent Ferrer relates that an archdeacon in Lyons gave up his charge and retreated into a desert place to do penance, and that he died the same day and hour as Saint Bernard. After his death, he appeared to his bishop and said to him, "Know, Monsignor, that at the very hour I passed away, thirty-three thousand people also died. Out of this number, Bernard and myself went up to heaven without delay, three went to purgatory, and all the others fell into Hell."
Five saved out of 33,000.

"Many souls go to hell, because there is none to sacrifice and pray for them."--Our Lady of Fatima