Monday, July 29, 2019

True Mercy isn't giving Communion to Adulterers, but Praying for their Conversion

When St. Catherine of Siena saw "two malefactors" who she saw were surrounded by a "tumultuous mob of evil spirits" who had been condemned to the death penalty she prayed for their conversion.

Her confessor said she revealed to him that the "devils" threatened Catherine: "If you don't stop, we and those surrounding these two will find some way of tormenting you and making you a possessed woman." But Catherine responded: "Whatever God wills, I too will. I shall not stop doing what I have begun."

The two malefactors "turned their blasphemies to songs of praise" and were converted by the mercy of Jesus through the prayers of the saint.

In our time we must remember that true mercy is shown to sinners such as adulterers not by the sacrilege of giving them Holy Communion, but by praying for their conversion as St. Catherine did and Our Lady of Fatima asked us to do.

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Pray, pray, pray and offer sacrifice for conversions.