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

The immense benefit a purgatorial soul receives when we forgive those who trespass against us and do good to them and offer this virtue for that soul.

Once there was a widow, born in a noble family, in the city of Bologna. She had a son. The mother had a deep affection for him. One day, when the boy was playing with his friends in the street, a soldier came that way and unnecessarily disturbed their game.

The son of the widow mother being very sensitive, got angry and chided the soldier for his misdeed. And the soldier became wrathful hearing the words of the boy and stabbed him with the weapon in his hand and the boy fell down dead instantly. The killer, being afraid that he would be caught by the guards, entered into the house of the widow mother herself to escape. He did not know that she was the mother of his victim. The mother too, unknowingly gave him refuge in her house.

After a little while, the guards, assuming that the killer might be in the widow’s house, came to her and asked her to hand him over to them. But she would not assent.But they told her, “Lady, do you know to whom you have given refuge in your house? His victim is none other than your son himself!” And the woman, totally grief stricken and heart broken, began to shed bitter tears.

However, she also remembered through the light of the Holy Spirit, the divine command that we must do good to those who have sinned against us, she refused to betray the killer to the police. The guards went their way with disappointment. And the lady, after the sunset, gave the killer the horse heretofore used by her murdered son and also enough money for his expenses on the way and advised him to go as fast as possible to escape from the hands of the guards. And after he left, she knelt before the Crucifix and offered her immense virtue of saving her son’s killer to God for the repose of her son, shedding plenteous tears all the time. While she was still praying, her son appeared to her. His face was shining with the radiance of an angel. His pure white attire had been bedecked with pearls and precious stones. With ineffable happiness, he spoke to her: “My dear mother, I have brought a good news to you. Do not weep. Your suffering heart must be overflowing with happiness now. Do not suffer any more for my sake, because I am enjoying the heavenly bliss now. Immediately after I was murdered, I was sentenced to many years of imprisonment in purgatory by Our Lord. But the great virtuous act of yours saved me. God was extremely merciful towards me. He has set me free immediately after your offering and have granted me the Beatitude of heaven!” 

Brothers and sisters! If anyone speaks evil of you and fills you with slander and defamation, your heart will be anxious to take revenge. But, if you forgive him instead of taking revenge on him and pray for him and offer this heroic deed of yours to God for any soul in purgatory, it will receive a huge benefit out of it. God very much loves those who forgive those who trespass against them. Many would say frequently that they forgive the evil done to them by others, but they would speak about this crime of others and complain about it to whomever they meet. If indeed they forgive someone, they must not talk about it to others. Such are the ones agreeable to God.

That widow-mother, upon hearing the homicide of his son immediately knelt down before the Crucifix and prayed for the repose of his son, she did not think of avenging her son. This is, of course, an unbearable and most difficult thing for human nature, but nonetheless, if you do this, God will bless you.

Some cry and lament aloud when one of their relatives die, and that is it! They would never think of them anymore, nor even offer prayers and the Holy Mass for his soul. Your weeping avail nothing to that soul. If you truly love it, not your tears, but your prayers and other reparatory acts including the offering of Mass are the only way of proving your love for it.