The Mother of God spoke to her Son and said: "Blessed be Your name, my Son, without end and blessed be Your Divinity that is without beginning and without end! In Your Divinity there are three wonderful things: namely, power, wisdom, and virtue.
Your power is like the most violently burning fire before which everything that is solid and strong is reckoned as dry straw in a fire.
Your wisdom is like the ocean that can never be emptied because of its greatness and vastness, and which, when it rises up and flows over, covers valleys and mountains. Neither can Your wisdom be comprehended nor fathomed about how wisely You created mankind and placed him over all Your creation. How wisely you arranged the birds in the air, the animals on the earth and the fishes in the sea, giving to each one its own time and order. How marvelously You give life to everything and take it away! How wisely You give wisdom to the unwise and take it away from the proud!
Your virtue is like the light of the sun which shines in the sky and fills the earth with its light. Likewise, Your virtue satisfies high and low and fills all things. Therefore, blessed be You, my Son, for You are my God and my Lord!"
The Son answered: "My most dear Mother, your words are sweet to Me, for they come from your soul. You are like the dawn that breaks forth with clarity. You outshine all the heavens and your light and your clarity surpass all the angels. By your clarity, you drew to yourself the true sun, that is, My Divinity, so much so that the sun of My Divinity came to you and settled on you. By his warmth you are warmed in My love over all others and by his splendor you are enlightened in my wisdom more than all others. The darkness of the earth was chased away and all the heavens were enlightened through you. I say in My truth that your purity pleased Me more than all the angels, and it drew My Divinity to you so that you were enkindled by the warmth of My Spirit; and through it you enclosed the true God and Man in your womb whereby mankind has been enlightened and the angels made joyful. Therefore, may you be blessed by your blessed Son! And for this reason, no prayer of yours will ever come to Me without being heard, and through you, anyone who prays for mercy with the intention of mending their sinful ways will receive grace for your sake. For just as heat comes from the sun, so too all mercy is given through you. You are like a filled and flowing spring from which mercy flows to the help of the wretched."
The Mother answered the Son: "All virtue and glory be Yours, my Son! You are my God and my mercy; all good that I have comes from You. You are like the seed that was never sown but still grew and gave fruit a hundredfold and a thousandfold. For all mercy comes from You and since it is innumerable and ineffable, it can indeed be signified by the number one hundred, which signifies perfection, for all perfection comes from You and everyone is perfected in virtue by You."
The Son answered the Mother: "Indeed, My Mother, you likened Me rightly to the seed that was never sown but still grew, since I came with My Divinity to you, and My Manhood was not sown by intercourse but still grew in you, and from it mercy flowed out from you to all. Therefore, you have spoken rightly. Since you now draw mercy out of Me with the most sweet words of your mouth, ask Me what you want, and it shall be given to you."
The Mother answered: "My Son, since I have won mercy from You, I beg for mercy and help for the wretched. For there are namely four places: The first is Heaven, where the angels and the souls of the saints need nothing but You Whom they have - for in You they have every good.
The second place is hell, and those who stay there are filled with malice and excluded from all mercy. Therefore, nothing good can enter into them any more.
The third is the place of those being purged in Purgatory, and those who stay there need a threefold mercy since they are tormented in a threefold way. They suffer through their hearing, for they hear nothing but pain, sorrow, and misery. They suffer through their sight, for they see nothing but their own misery. They are tormented through their touch, for they feel the heat of the unbearable fire and of the harsh torment. My Lord and my Son, give them Your mercy for the sake of my prayers!"
The Son answered: "I will gladly give them a threefold mercy for your sake. First, their hearing shall be relieved, their sight will be eased, and their torment will be reduced and relieved. And all those who are in the greatest and most severe torment of the fires of Purgatory shall from this moment come to the middle torment; those who are in the middle torment shall come to the lightest; and those who are in the lightest torment shall come home to rest."
The Mother answered: "Praise and honor to You, my Lord!"
And she immediately said to her Son: "My beloved Son, the fourth place is the world, and its inhabitants are in need of three things: First, repentance for their sins. Second, penance and atonement. Third, the strength to do good deeds."
The Son answered: "Everyone who calls on your name and has hope in you along with a purpose of amendment for his sins shall be given these three things as well as the kingdom of Heaven. Your words are so sweet to Me that I cannot deny you anything you plead for, for you want nothing other than what I want. You are indeed like a shining and burning flame by which the extinguished lights are enkindled and the burning lights are strengthened, for by your love which arose in My heart and drew Me to you, those who are dead in sin will come to life again and those who are tepid and black like smoke will become strong in My love."
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Revelations and Prophesies Imparted to St. Bridget of Sweden - Book One: Chapter Fifty