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

The hardness of the judgment of God – its horror.

There were to Jesuit friars in Rome, by names Zelsophinetti and Mark Antony. One was 23 years old and another was 24. They both were esteemed as angels since they both were very virtuous in life. When they both began to suffer from diseases, the Blessed Mother appeared to Zelsophinetti and said, “You and Mark Antony who is also sick, will die in a few days. That friar will also die some days after your death. You both will attain the beatitude of heaven by My aid. But before it, you must be in Purgatory for four years, and Mark Antony, for two years.” She disappeared. Everyone in the monastery, hearing this, were very afraid of God’s justice and judgment. And, as predicted by Our Lady, Zelsophinetti at first, and then Mark Antony, died in the year 1597.

Christians! If the Blessed Mother had not announced these two friars about the duration of their purgatory, those who knew their virtuous lives well, might have thought that they both had gone straight to heaven avoiding purgatory altogether and would not have taken care of offering Masses, fasting and almsgiving, etc. And their pains also might not come to an end soon.

Therefore even if you know that your mother/ father/ husband/ wife/ children, when alive, led a very virtuous life, never think that they might have gone straight to heaven. And do not come to a conclusion that even if they had gone to Purgatory, they must have stayed there only for a very short duration. If you avoid making reparations for those souls because of such a wrong impression, they would have to suffer a long term purgatory. Therefore never give up doing virtues for the repose of the suffering souls. If, by chance, the souls for whom you pray are not in purgatory, your good works will be given to other souls you mention. Do not ask yourselves, ‘Such and such persons, when alive on earth, were very saintly, then how can they be in Purgatory and not in heaven?’

God sees the hidden sins in men which men generally cannot see. Nothing is hidden before Him. Though these two friars were saintly, one had to be in Purgatory for four years and another, for two years. This being so, how many years would you have to be in purgatory for the reparation of your sins! Don’t you tremble when you think about this?

Though you may not commit mortal sin, you may commit many venial sins everyday by your thoughts, words and deeds. Thus people generally commit twenty, thirty, forty, fifty and even hundred venial sins a day. If all the sins are calculated together, won’t it come to some lakhs? This being so, when can he repay all his debts in Purgatory?

Hear what St. Vincent Ferrer says:

Suppose that God commands one to be in Purgatory for one year for one venial sin, another, for one of his venial sin and another 15 days. You calculate for yourselves how many millions of venial sins they would have committed when they die and how many days, months of years they would have to be in Purgatory. Therefore, you must, not only do many virtuous deeds incessantly throughout your life, that is, until you die, but also avoid sins and make reparations with due contrition for your previous sins. Never forget this. It is truly wise to save you with precaution from the harshness of the punishment of Purgatory. You can escape from such a punishment, if you do penances incessantly throughout your life. Be very careful and vigilant to avoid hell at any cost. The cardinal sins, 1. Pride, 2. Anger, 3. Lust, 4.covetousness, 5. Gluttony, 6. Envy and 7. Sloth will lead you into hell. And the continuous commission of venial sins will one day cast you into mortal sin. Live your life with utmost alertness and vigilance.