The following is a brief conversation between two saints, and makes for an interesting story*:
Shortly after his death, St.Dominic Savio (b. 1842- d. 1857) appeared in glory to St. John Bosco (b. 1815- d. 1888) who asked him what gave him most consolation at the hour of his death. The young saint was asked if it was purity:
“Not that alone.”
“A clear conscience?“
“That’s a good thing but it was not the greatest.”
“What then? Having stored up plenty of merit or hope of glory in heaven?”
“Not even that.”
“What was it then, please?” asked a now confused Don Bosco.
“It was this”, replied St.Dominic. “The assistance at death of the Mother of God. Tell that to the boys, Father. Tell them never to forget to pray to Her all the days of their lives.” (source)
Tell them never to forget to pray to Her all the days of their lives.
~Image: St. Dominic Savio, source.
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