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You know the one about St. Peter investigating how souls were entering Heaven without his permission?

JESUS ST. PETER HEAVEN ROSARY

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Aleteia Brasil - published on 02/09/18

A funny and pious account of what Our Lady is doing in Heaven.

Social networks are sharing the story that we reproduce below. It is certainly not a treatise on theology but, imperfections aside, it reflects how much Our Mother strives to help us reach out to Jesus — even when it is so hard for us to persevere in virtue.

It is said that St. Peter was once troubled when he noticed the presence of several souls whom he did not remember having let in through the doors of Heaven. He then began to investigate, and finally found the place they were sneaking in through.

He went diligently to the Lord and said to him,

“Jesus, I realized that we have several souls here that I do not remember letting in. I did some investigations and found out where they are coming from. I would like you to see it for yourself, if you don’t mind.”

Jesus, with all serenity, accompanied Peter and observed that, in fact, there was an entrance through which an impressive number of souls was constantly ascended to Heaven.

Still somewhat alarmed, St. Peter suggested:

“Should not we close this entrance, Lord?”

Jesus, smiling and even delighted with the scene, replied:

“No, no … Leave it alone. This is Mama’s thing!”

Mary had left a huge rosary hanging from a window, and through it a multitude of souls were climbing steadily up to Heaven.

It is no wonder that when we ourselves close the doors of Paradise with the bars of sin, Mary opens a window form us, so that we can always have a second (and third, and fourth) chance.

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