I have come across on a couple of websites (one a blog), but never in a book, the following conversation between the Cure d'Ars and one of his penitents:
``Do you remember that you went to a ball on such-and-such occasion?
``Yes, I remember.
``Do you remember that at a certain moment a handsome young man entered the ballroom? He was quite elegant, appeared very upright and danced with several young ladies?
``Yes, I do.
``Do you recall that you had a great desire to dance with him?
``I recall that.
``Do you recollect that you became sad because he didn’t ask you to dance?
``Yes, I do.
``Do you remember that by chance you looked down at his feet and saw a strange blue light coming from them?
``Yes. I remember.
``That young man was none other than the devil who had taken that shape to tempt several of the young women there. He was unable to approach you because you are a Daughter of Mary protected by her, and you were wearing the Miraculous Medal.
I have never come across a legitimate reference for this conversation.
The two sites that I have seen this conversation recounted are:
My Question is: Can anyone who may be familiar with St. John Vianney and the Miraculous Medal provide me with a valid citation for this conversation? The aforementioned sites provide no reference. Thank you.