Tag Archives: Purgatory

How St Catherine of Siena Saved Her Father From the Fire of God’s Justice; and Why Married People Suffer So Much In Purgatory

From the excellent website, ‘Mary’s Blog’, we find some fascinating posts about the life of St Catherine of Siena, whose feast day we celebrate today, 29th April. This one in particular, which we are reblogging here, will come as a … Continue reading

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Prayers and a few Interesting Facts about Purgatory

The person who assigned November 2nd as the feast of All Souls was St Odilon, or “Père Odilon” as he would have been known back in his day because he was a French priest. In fact, Odilon was the fifth Benedictine abbot … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate a Truly Catholic Hallowe’en

We thank our co-author, Crow, for allowing us to share this insightful article from her excellent Facebook page, “Venite Prandete”. Go there for links to sources, and for some delicious typical Halloween recipes at the bottom of the article. (CP&S … Continue reading

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The Holy Soul Who Demanded The Precious Blood Be Offered For Him

JULY IS THE MONTH DEDICATED TO THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS “Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy blood, out of every tribe and tongue, and people and nation, and hast made us to our God a kingdom.” (Apoc. … Continue reading

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10 Forgotten Facts about Fatima and Why You Should Know Them

While many Fatima devotees know the salient aspects of Our Lady’s message and the various events surrounding the apparitions, certain details or nuances could yet be overlooked. We dare offer here several points for study and reflection in the hope … Continue reading

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Our Death: a legion of souls sustaining us in the battle

by Roberto de Mattei (Lepanto Foundation) As the years go by, the number of those we have known and who have left this earthly life before us increases. What will their eternal destiny be? Only God knows the ultimate destiny … Continue reading

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Praying for the Souls in Purgatory

Have you lost a loved one who passed away, or know someone who has? Prayers for souls in purgatory can help them! While we can derive great comfort from the hope that our loved ones are enjoying Eternal Life with … Continue reading

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The Different Levels of Purgatory (a video)

During Lent, together with our call to Fasting, Penance and Prayer, we are urged by the Church to meditate on Our Lord’s Passion and Death. This should help us contemplate our own impending death and the Church’s teacings on The Four … Continue reading

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Purgatory – the “Forgotten Doctrine”?

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the three pillars of Lent. Let us focus on prayer today, and in particular, prayer for the Holy Souls. In the 40 days of preparation for the great feast of the Resurrection at Easter, we … Continue reading

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The immense power of the Mass for the souls in Purgatory

From Mystics of the Church: From the excellent book “Purgatory – Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints” by Father F.X. Schouppe, S.J., Tan Books, 1986 we read the following accounts which highlight the power and importance of offering holy … Continue reading

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The Rosary and the Holy Souls

The rosary is a very powerful prayer. In fact, St. Alphonsus Liguori stressed the best way to help the souls in Purgatory, after having Masses said for them, is to pray rosaries and join the Confraternity of the Rosary.  He … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Genoa and Purgatory – The Holy Father’s Catechesis.

  CATHERINE OF GENOA AND THE EXPERIENCE OF PURGATORY VATICAN CITY, 12 JAN 2011 (VIS) – During this morning’s general audience, held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 9,000 faithful, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on St. … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor

Over the last few months we have received a number of messages and emails via the “Contact Us” button, above. We are very grateful to everyone who wrote, your appreciation, support and prayers do make the effort seem worthwhile. Please … Continue reading

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Holy Souls in Purgatory

As Requiem Masses and Funerals have increasingly become “celebrations of life” and homilies often resound with “Gran is in heaven”, some might think that purgatory was thrown out with Vatican II. This could not be further from the truth, for … Continue reading

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Save us in the hour of our death, and bring all souls to heaven

Have you noticed that, when someone dies, the platitudes all assume that the deceased has gone straight to heaven? Regardless of religion or lack of it; whatever the known misbehaviour of the deceased? This ubiquitous belief in a better life … Continue reading

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