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The most beautiful stories...
story0104-God gives the grace of faith to those who ask for it through prayer.
Admirable conduct of a man who sacrifices an important position for the love of truth.
story0107-The Angelus at the beginning of a theatrical performance.
He who in due course professes his faith without human respect resembles a valiant warrior: this one is decorated, but this one will receive from God an infinite reward.
story0109-It is impossible not to believe in anything!
Often the courage of faith is at first met with mockery or trouble, but sooner or later it wins the esteem and respect of even the most ill-intentioned.
story0427-The prayer of the dying mother in prison.
The intercession of Christians for one another is so powerful that Saint James already exhorted Christians “to pray for one another in order to be saved” (James 5:16). It is above all the prayer of a mother for her child that God loves to answer.
story0428-Two children call a priest to a dying man.
It is likely that the good Lord allowed the deceased children to come to the aid of their dying father. Through the communion of saints our deceased parents are our intercessors and helpers before God, especially when they are in heaven.
story0429-The appearance of a mother near the precipice.
Example of a devotion, based on the help of Saint Anthony, which is a striking proof of the intercession of the Saints for us.
story0705-The Gardeners’ Prayer
What was his astonishment and admiration when he heard her recite this beautiful paraphrase, this equally pious and natural paraphrase of the Dominical Prayer! He confessed that he had never heard anyone pray to God so well.
story0712-Prayer is indispensable to correct one’s faults
To the precepts of the Gospel, to the exhortations of the Church, to the complaints of our conscience, how often do we answer with the words of the failing will which despairs of itself: “I cannot!”
“Go, replied the bishop, and continue to do what you are doing. For it is impossible that a son, wept over with so many tears, should ever perish.” This word restored confidence to the poor mother, who welcomed it as if it had come from the mouth of God Himself.
story1115-The weight of Indulgences
“Here is a scale: write on paper your ten days and put this writing in one of the trays: I place on the other a silver coin.”
story1118-Power of a monk’s prayer
The benefactor remained astonished. “It is very little, he thought: what! for such a large sum, a single Requiescat!”
story1124-Retribution for a broken promise
“Because of your unfaithfulness, of your heart harder than stone, I had to endure inexpressible torments in purgatory.”
story1127-Gratitude of souls for their benefactors
Immediately an extraordinary crash occurred around the frightened vicar; it seemed to him that the bones were coming out of the tombs of the cemetery…
story1129-The souls delivered from Purgatory by his prayers save him from a fatal trap
Shaken by what he heard, the good monk thought that the souls for whom he interceded might well have lent him this help at the time of peril.