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

The severe punishment suffered in purgatory who never think of the welfare of their soul during their life on earth.

In Milan, there was a religious sister named Archangel, who was leading a holy life. She had a deep love and affection for her father. But when he died, she entirely forgot to do anything for the welfare of his soul. Whenever she thought of praying for the repose of his soul, some problem arose and made her to forget her father altogether. Finally one day, she remembered her duties towards the repose of the soul of her father through a vision.

On the feast of the Souls in Purgatory, Sister Archangel was praying for the holy souls in her private cell when suddenly she had a vision which revealed the immense pains suffered by her father in that place of purification. The father sorrowfully spoke to the daughter, “My daughter, why did you forget me? Why did you leave me to suffer in Purgatory for such a long time? I saw you praying for other souls and the resultant liberation of them from Purgatory. But you had no mercy towards me who begot you, reared you and loved you. See how I suffer here terribly. Start to show me mercy and offer Masses, give alms and pray for me. Won’t you help me so that my suffering might end soon and I may go to heaven?” The nun became very sorrowful. Amidst bitter tears, she promised her father to do as he asked and she asked his pardon.

Later, she asked her guardian angel, “My angel, What was the reason for my forgetfulness whenever I wanted to pray for the soul of my father?”  “The reason is not you, but your father himself. During his lifetime, he was not careful about the welfare of his soul. He was negligent and slothful about praying and doing acts of penance and thus forgot about his soul. That is why God also allowed you to forget him so that you might not help his soul. But now you must start help him for the repose of his soul without further delay.”

Sister Archangel could not forget the bitter tears of her father and she wept with deep sorrow. She incessantly prayed for him, offered Masses for him and observed fasting and other virtuous deeds.

With the intention of relieving her father from purgatory and sending him to heaven, she said frequent prayers in honor of the five Wounds of our Lord and of the sorrow of the Blessed Mother. Within a short period, she saw her father in a vision, going to heaven from Purgatory with utmost happiness.

Christians! You can totally avoid purgatory or you may be there for a very short duration only, if you do penance for your sins during your lifetime. Some, forgetting this, never do any act of atonement for their sins. They are day-dreaming that they could manage this once they are in Purgatory, believing that they could escape from the rigors of their punishment with the help of people in the world. But these will be surely frustrated, for they will be forgotten by their kith and kin in the same way as Sister Archangel forgot to pray for her father’s soul.

Sister Archangel’s father was careless about the welfare of his soul being slothful to pray and do penance. He was ‘forgetful’ about all these in his lifetime. When he went to purgatory, God also gave the same ‘forgetfulness’ to his daughter so that she would not be able to help him, because of his fault. So, never be slothful and forgetful to pray and do penances during your life.

If you were to hear the crying sound of your parents and relatives in Purgatory, you will become compassionate and merciful towards them. Even if you were not to hear it, a short meditation on their unbearable pains in Purgatory will suffice to instigate mercy and love for many souls in purgatory.