இந்த இணையதளத்திலுள்ள புத்தகங்கள் தங்களின் தனி பயன்பாட்டுக்கு மட்டுமே. வேறு தளங்களில் பகிர்வதற்கும், புத்தகமாக்குவதற்கும் அனுமதி இல்லை.

A great virtue obtained by the poor by offering their sufferings, sorrows and pains for the souls in purgatory.

In the year 1250, there was a monk named Trudon in a monastery. Having lived a very holy and virtuous life, he appeared, after his death, to the prior of the monastery, when the latter was in meditation. In this vision, the prior saw the soul of this monk amidst raging flames. The monk begged the prior, “Have mercy on me.” The prior too, very much moved by the terrible pains of the monk, promised him saying, “I and others priests in this monastery will make many virtuous deeds so that your pains may end soon.” butthe monk continued: “According to the Will of the Most Merciful God, I need the help of a beggar woman for the consummation of my purgatorial detention. She lives in a small hut outside this city.” The monk gave the exact location of her hut and disappeared. In the early morning next day, the prior went to the place referred by monk Trudon and entered into it. Inside, he saw a very poor woman, who was spinning cotton. He asked, “Who are you? What penance, what virtue, are you doing?” Though she did not understand what he asked, she began to tell about herself: “My husband is the biggest drunkard in this city. Everyday, he consumes liquor and once he gets drunk, he comes here, scolds me as badly as he could and also hits me with a big stick. Though I am patient, speak nothing nor get angry, he never stops hitting me. He attacks me with extreme anger and rage, as if he tries to kill a snake. Whenever this pitiful thing happens to me, I meditate upon the pains suffered by our Lord Jesus Christ when He was scourged at the pillar and offer my pains to Him as a reparation to my sins. This is going on for so many years now. I am continuing to do what I just said with patience.”

The prior, becoming very amazed to hear these things, put his request before her: “Dear child, please offer your pains, which you generally offer for the reparation of your sins, for a soul of religious priest who died in our monastery.” She at once acceded to do so. And in the evening, when her drunken husband, as usual, attacked her heavily and more than ever, she was meditating the pains of our Lord at the pillar and offered her own pains for the repose of the religious priest entrusted to her suffering. In the same night, monk Trudon appeared to the prior of the monastery, resplendent with heavenly glory and announced him, “In virtue of the offering of that virtuous woman, I have been set free from my pains and now am going to heaven. Tell her that she will certainly go to heaven.” Then he ascended to heaven.

Christians! If we patiently accept the sufferings, especially the harsh words of others such as relatives, husband, wife, father in law, mother in law, and the worse rebukes, hits and strikes, etc. without thinking to take revenge and offer them for our sins and for those of others, it may be even better than other penances. If we bear them with patience, thus making them virtues and offer them for the souls in purgatory, it would be a great help to them.

The soul of Innocentius who died in Rome appeared St. Lutgarde and announced that God had decreed him to be in Purgatory until the end of the world.

Alexandra of Aragonia appeared to St. Dominic and said she had to be in Purgatory for 700 years.

Francesca appeared to St. Vincent Ferrer and informed him that she had to be in Purgatory until the Day of General Judgment.

Thus, in contrary to our thoughts, many among the souls of Purgatory have to suffer in Purgatory until the Day of General Judgment. So, try your best to avoid even venial sins and also atone for all your sins by making every sacrifice you can.