The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
4.4 THE PROCLAIMING OF MARY'S BIRTH IN LIMBO.
In the moment of Mary's birth I saw the tidings brought to the
patriarchs in limbo. I saw them all, especially Adam and Eve, filled
with inexpressible joy at the fulfillment of the promise given in
Paradise. I also perceived that the patriarchs advanced in their state
of grace, that the place of their sojourn became brighter and more
spacious, and that it was given to them to have more influence on
earth. It was as if all their labor and penance, all the struggling,
crying and yearning of their lives had matured into its destined fruit.