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

Every sin committed on earth is certainly punished fittingly in Purgatory.

Our Lord revealed many things about the Souls in Purgatory to St. Bridget in order to increase her devotion to these souls. Once, when she was in meditation, she saw in a vision a young,married woman of a noble birth blaming her mother amid tears.

“My mother, it is because of you that I am suffering worse pains in Purgatory. You were so passionate to me and fulfilled all my desires. You spent a lot of money to buy expensive cosmetics to prettify me more. You took me to public functions such as marriages, etc. and exhibited my beauty. In spite of teaching me to follow the way of perfection, you showed me way to the destruction of my soul. But blessed be the Lord God! I had a good devotion to the Passion of our Lord and at the hour of my death, I was contrite for my sins and asked for God’s forgiveness and thus escaped from hell. However, I fell into the fires of purgatory and am suffering terrible pains.”

St. Bridget took pity on her soul. The woman continued to speak, in order to increase the mercy of the Saint towards her: “When I was alive, I used variety of hairstyles and bedecked my hair with jewels and flowers. But now I am enduring untold sufferings, being pricked by a fiery arrow on my head. In the world, I attracted the lustful eyes of others upon me nu exposing my physical charm and as a reparation to that sin, my breasts have been pierced with nails of fire. With impure intention, I wore beautiful bangles in both my hands. Now rings of fire have become my bangles and torment me. Instead of the jewels I wore to beautify my legs, I have fiery serpents around them here in Purgatory. Of course, it was I who did all these sins, but it was my mother who encouraged me to do these instead of preventing me.  The same mother who took a great care of me when I was alive, now have stopped thinking of me, nor does she do anything to help me and hence I am suffering intolerably in this awful fire.”

St. Bridget, after listening to all these, began to help her by offering Masses, by giving alms and by fasting. She also went to meet the younger sister of this young women, who was also leading an immoral life just like her elder sister and revealed to her everything about her sister.

And she, totally frightened thinking that the same end might be hers too, left all her wealth and all the pleasures of this world and became a religious sister and led a life of reparation for her sins up to her death. She also performed many virtuous deeds to bring the pains of her sister to a close and let her obtain the eternal rest.

Christians! Some parents seduce the minds of their children by taking them with them to dramas, cinemas, feasts of other religions, etc. They are happy to send their children in their place, too. And the children are seduced by the evil provocations they experience in such places.

Some parents, in spite of teaching their children how to pray Rosary, let them buy many cosmetics to beautify themselves. Do not follow them. The dead woman’s younger sister left her sins behind to avoid the fate of her sister and lived a holy life. Brothers and sisters, you must also do what she did.

The dead woman’s devotion towards the Passion of Our Lord obtained for her a perfect contrition at the hour of her death. Such a devotion is always wholesome. 

When the young woman’s sister and St. Bridget came to know about her sufferings, they came forward to help that soul. By offering Masses, praying and doing other virtuous acts, we are very helpful, not only to the souls of our relatives, but also tor many forgotten souls in Purgatory. And it is certain that they would pray for us always without fail.