“One day St. Rose was full of sadness as she thought that she might not persevere to the end, and that one day she might be condemned to hell for ever. In her distress Jesus appeared to her, and said: ‘My daughter, what makes you so sad, and why do you allow these thoughts to trouble you? Do you not know that I will never condemn to hell any but those who wish to be condemned?’ as if to say: If a person is condemned it is his own fault, for if he had only asked Me for the grace of perseverance he would have obtained it.”
—Fr. Charles J. Callan, O.P.