Thursday, October 11, 2007

Interview on Purgatory VII

Question: Maria, does the devil have permission to attack us at the moment of death?
Answer: Yes, but man also has the grace to resist him, to push him away. So, if man does not want anything to do with him, the devil can do nothing.
Question: Maria, what advice would you give to anyone who wants to become a saint here on earth?
Answer: Be very humble. We must not be occupied with ourselves. Pride is evil's greatest trap.
Question: Maria, please tell us: can one ask the Lord to do one's Purgatory on earth, in order not to have to do it after death?
Answer: Yes. I knew a priest and a young woman who were both ill with tuberculosis in the hospital. The young woman said to the priest: "Let's ask the Lord to be able to suffer on earth as much as necessary in order to go straight to Heaven." The priest replied that he himself didn't dare to ask for this. Nearby was a religious sister who had overheard the whole conversation. The young woman died first, the priest died later, and he appeared to the sister, saying: "If only I had had the same trust as the young woman, I too would have gone straight to Heaven."
Question: Maria, are there different degrees in Purgatory?
Answer: Yes, there is a great difference of degree of moral suffering. Each soul has a unique suffering, particular to it; there are many degrees.
Question: Maria, are the sufferings in Purgatory more painful than the most painful sufferings on earth?
Answer: Yes, but in a symbolic way. It hurts more in the soul.
Question: Maria, you know, many people today believe in reincarnation. What do the souls tell you concerning this subject?
Answer: The souls say that God gives only one life.
Question: But some would say that just one life is not enough to know God and to have the time to be really converted, that it isn't fair. What would you reply to them?
Answer: All people have an interior Faith (conscience); even if they do not practice, they recognize God implicitly. Someone who does not believe — that doesn't exist! Each soul has a conscience to recognize good and evil, a conscience given by God, an inner knowledge — in different degrees, of course, but each one knows how to discern good from evil. With this conscience, each soul can become blessed.

More to come!


Terry Nelson said...

I'm not sold on Maria Simma - but I find these interviews edifying. Thanks.

Micki said...

I guess that's one of the reasons we should truly mean it when we pray the "Hail Mary"...."pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death."