Moreover, these stories describe the measureless gratitude of the souls in Purgatory, and the priceless benefits which they obtain for their benefactors in return. Please avoid being skeptical of these pious stories that exist for our edification and salvation. Is it mentioned in Scripture? This book was so eye-opening for me. The author has compiled numerous I witness accounts from the lives of the holy saints and other creditable sources to show the details, the location, the amount of time one can spend there, the terrible pains, the physical evidence that poor souls have left behind, what we can do to avoid it, and how we can provide relief to the poor souls in Purgatory. Cease to abandon yourself to a blind and useless grief.
Hence the need for our prayers to relieve their sufferings. Read it, if you dare! You would never dream so much is known about Purgatory! I bought this book in the early 1970's and then passed it on to someone else because it was so good. The Dogma of Hell was originally published in 1883 by P. Frances of Rome -- Location of Purgatory: St. The brown scapular -- Appendix 3. Bridget of Sweden, the Cure of Ars, St. The author also details the ways we can employ to lessen our Purgatory or avoid it completely, all of which are within our reach.
Purgatory in the divine plan -- Prayer for the dead -- The word purgatory -- Location of purgatory:doctrine of theologians -- Location of purgatory: revelations of the saints -- Location of purgatory: St. Thus, the guilt is erased. Each day, recite the prayers of the Rosary. Purgatory: the mystery of God's mercy. His purpose with the latter work, though the subject itself is terrifying, was not to sensationalize or to horrify; but rather to instruct people on the reality of Hell and to excite them to a dread of losi Father François Xavier Schouppe, S. Wait, you don't understand- really, really, really holy! There are several stories that have the following element: there was an extremely holy saint.
Margaret of Cortona, and St. How can he punish someone in such a severe manner for such a small thing? Why did God create it? Where will we go after death? These souls know they are saved and choose to be purified there rather than be blemished in the presence of God. However, if you're already familiar with the real meaning of purgatory, this book will not only help to expand your knowledge about it, but also inspire you to penance. His purpose with the latter work, though the subject itself is terrifying, was not to sensationalize or to horrify, but rather to instruct people on the reality of Hell and to excite them to a dread of losing Heaven. Is it really a place of painful purification? This is very helpful if one's confession habits over a lifetime have been haphazard. Please study this book carefully because it stresses an important aspect of the afterlife that is often overlooked. Christianity is a team sport, and we work together, we on earth praying for them and they in Purgatory praying for us.
The Pope will die a cruel death in his exile. If you are a Protestant, or don't know the teachings of the Church on the issue of purgatory, this isn't the place to start. In fact, to pray for the souls in Purgatory is one of the Spiritual Acts of charity: by praying for them you fulfil the obligation of visiting or helping those locked away in prison as Purgatory is a great debtor's prison. I hope to reread this someday so that I can revisit this review with more details. However, it was due to this book that I made an appointment to make a general confession.
The infinite sanctity of God 3. The book will probably confuse your view of what purgatory is. Bernardine -- Duration of purgatory: opinions of the doctors -- Duration of purgatory: St. Finally I have heard some people express serious reservations about this book since according to them the book may have concentrated too much on the terrors and pains of purgatory. The slightest venial sin is shown to cause tremendous suffering in purgatory often described in years and the holy souls have no recourse to merit in purgatory anymore. The Church and altars will be vandalized.
Howev This book was so eye-opening for me. This does not quite do it. The soul has to be entirely purified before entering Heaven. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The message of this book is clear, and different, for each reader. Because we can shorten their time in that place, and in return, they never forget to pray for us. Perpetua -- Pains of purgatory: St.
Margaret of Cortona, and St. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Gregory the Great -- The pains of purgatory, their nature, their rigor -- Pains of purgatory: the pain of loss -- The pain of sense -- Pains of purgatory: Bellarmine and St. It has helped underscore my staunch faith in the Catholic Church of which I am a proud member. Purgatory Explained Purgatory Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints By Fr.