Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 23: FORESE DONATI

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FORESE DONATI

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A late repentant

Why is he so high up here?

His wife prayed for him

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NOTE: Forese Donati repented late in life and died not even five years previously. Why is he so high up on the mountain — he is on the sixth out of seven ledges? His wife — a virtuous woman — prayed for him. The prayers of the virtuous help saved sinners climb the Mountain of Purgatory more quickly.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/25/dantes-purgatory-canto-23-retelling/

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