Ave Maria Meditations
“The Fatima seer, Lucia, asked the Blessed Mother about their friend, Amelia, who died between the ages of 18 and 20. Our Lady’s answer was startling, ‘She will be in Purgatory until the end of the world.’ It was later learned that Amelia died in circumstances involving immoral behavior. Only God knows why she would be in Purgatory until the end of the world. To be in purgatory, she must have been sincerely sorry for her sins when she died; however, she probably did not have sufficient time to make satisfaction for all the temporal punishment due to the sins.
This is a powerful reminder to practice the virtues of a Christian life and do penance now while we have the chance, so that when we die we may go quickly to heaven.”
+Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR