"The souls in purgatory are entirely conformed to the will of God;
therefore, they correspond with his goodness, are contented with
all that he ordains, and are entirely purified from the guilt of
"They are pure from sins, because they have in this life abhorred
them and confessed them with true contrition, and for this reason
God remits their guilt, so that only the stains of sin remain, and
these must be devoured by the fire. Thus freed from guilt and
united to the will of God, they see him clearly according to that
degree of light which he allows them, and comprehend how great a
good is the fruition of God, for which all souls were created.
"Moreover, these souls are in such close conformity to God, and
are drawn so powerfully toward him by reason of the natural
attraction between him and the soul, that no illustration or
comparison could make this impetuosity understood in the way in
which my spirit conceives it by its interior sense. Nevertheless I
will use one which occurs to me.