Thanks to: DM @ Crusaders of the Immaculate Heart.
THE CONSOLER OF THE SUFFERING SOULS
Dominica Clara of the Holy Cross, who died in the reputation of sanctity in 1897, was often favored with apparitions of the souls in Purgatory. One of these souls told the servant of God that she (the soul) owed her salvation solely to her devotion to the sorrows of Mary. Her life had been so wicked that without a special grace from God she could not possibly have been saved, but Mary leaves nothing unrewarded that is done in her honor.
During life this person had felt a tender compassion for the Mother of Sorrows, and whenever she beheld an image representing the Dolorous Mother, she prayed the Hail Mary seven times in her honor. She admitted, however, that often she had practiced this devotion more from custom than from interior devotion; for her pious…
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