“O daughter, you are blessed by the Most High God above all women on earth.” —Judith 13: 18
Sister Paula of St. Teresa, a Dominican, relates that one Saturday when she had been rapt into ecstasy and transported into purgatory, she was amazed to see that prison transformed into a paradise of delights, with radiance flooding its center, where thick darkness usually prevailed. Sister Paula beheld the Virgin encircled by a throng of angels. To each angel she gave the command to liberate and lead to heaven certain souls who had been especially devoted to her in life.
Reflection: Glory be to you, who are ever ready to assist us in life and death! Lead us to the kingdom of heaven! Rejoice, O Virgin Mary; rejoice a thousand times! Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.