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

We must pray for the souls in purgatory until our own death.

As Sister Catherine of Tuscany was very merciful to the souls in purgatory, she was helping them in many ways. One day her father died. Catherine engaged herself in doing penances for the repose of his soul for eight days. She prayed, fasted and gave alms to the poor. She offered the Blood of Jesus to God the Holy Trinity and prayed for her father. She also said prayers in honor of the Sorrows of the Mother of God.

When Catherine was assisting at a Mass for her father’s soul on the octave of his death, she saw a vision. In it, Jesus and St. Catherine (to whom Sister Catherine had a special devotion) appeared and took her to Purgatory. There she saw her father terribly suffering in a valley filled with fire. When she heard him crying aloud out of dreadful pains and suffered from it, he said to her, “My daughter, be merciful to me, your father. Though the helps you gave to me were a consolation to me, they are not enough. You must end my pains I endure from this fire which you see, by doing many more virtuous deeds.”

Seeing her father’s tears and sufferings in the vision, Sister Catherine also became very sad and wept bitterly. And she prayed God to be merciful to her father by virtue of the five Wounds of Jesus Christ. This prayer was so pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ that he looked at the nun’s father with kindness. Immediately all the fires around him were extinguished. In the same moment, he was liberated from purgatory and went happily to heaven.

Christians! When the parents of some children are dead, the affection which their children have for them also dies. They become totally concerned about their own living after the death of their parents. They forget to do what is necessary for the repose of their parents’ souls. You at least meditate the Passion of Jesus Christ and pray to the Holy Trinity for the souls in purgatory. Also pray in honor of the sorrows of our Lady.

Even though you continue to offer your good deeds for the souls of your parents, since you do not know whether they were relieved from Purgatory or not, do not forget to pray for them until your death. An incessant prayer will surely help them to enter into the beatitude of heaven.