THE PIOUS WOMAN LIFTED FROM DEATHBED DEPRESSION BY THE SAME HOLY SOULS SHE HAD HELPED
While there is something about this account that is very antique (granted it took place in Italy hundreds of years ago), I think it is a very real reality in our times that a person may find themselves depressed at the thought of their sins, and little by little they give away piece by piece of their hope that there is hope for them to be redeemed, and suddenly an avalanche of despair descends into their soul. This is especially true if sins of the past blare like a bad movie in the back of one's mind.
If you find yourself in this situation, then consider developing a devotion to the Holy Souls, because they are endlessly grateful to the point that they may strive to deliver you from a depression that threatens to force you into despair. They may rescue you, in the same manner you rescued them from Purgatory. I do not write this in the abstract, because I had more joy than I thought possible in helping the Holy Soul who was a beloved friend of my friends.
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I smile when I look up the biography of Cardinal Baronius because his birthday was August 30th, the same birthday as my late friend Richard Collins. As an amazing aside, Richard was born on his mother's birthday, her name was Mary Ellen and when she was alive every August 30th, she and Richard celebrated their birthdays together. Richard died on October 11th - the same date his mother Mary Ellen died. Mother and son were born on the same day and died on the same day.
May we be in Heaven for all eternity with Richard and Mary Ellen.