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

It would be good to pray for the souls of the dead instead of thinking where they may be.

In Germany, a man named TheonisiCarthusian was in deep sorrow thinking of his dead father, because he was very affectionate to him. Being very eager to know where the soul of his father may be, whether in heaven, or in purgatory or in hell and prayed to God many times to reveal him the true condition of his father’s soul.

One day, when he was praying about this, during his meditation, he heard a mysterious voice saying to him, “Why are you so eager to know this? What are you going to do after knowing this? Instead, offer Masses, your prayers, fasting and other good deeds for the repose of your father’s soul, which would be extremely good for him.” Hearing this, he found out his error, became very sorrowful and thereafter started to help his father’s soul by attending Masses, paying for Masses to be said for his soul, and also kept fasting for him. He also gave a lot of alms to the poor.

Later, in a night during his meditation, he saw his father in a pit full of blazing fire. The soul told him, “My dear son, be merciful on me. I am burning with immense pain in this fire. Continue to help me with your good deeds such as your prayers.” And the son immediately resumed to do all the works of reparations for his father. He began to attend and offer more Masses for him and intensified his prayers and other acts of expiations.

Some people endeavor to know where the soul of their parents/husband or wife/son/daughter/other relatives may be, without doing anything to relieve them from their pains. They even believe their dreams as true and inquire whether the sign shown in the dream show that the dead person is in heaven or in purgatory. Such an enquiry is absolutely useless to themselves or to the dead. You can understand this through this miracle given above.

So, avoid making unnecessary inquiries about the whereabouts of your dead, but help them to attain the eternal happiness of heaven through attending Masses, offering Masses, praying, giving alms and fasting. This is the greatest benefaction you can do, this is your greatest duty towards the dead souls.