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

There are suitable punishments for our sins in Purgatory.

St. Bridget who had a great devotion and mercy on the souls of purgatory, saw many apparitions   of these soul. In one of those apparitions, she saw a soldier. After his death, his soul stood before Jesus for its private judgment. The devil told three accusations against him: “He committed many sins of lustful sight with his eyes; he committed sins with his mouth by singing impure songs and speaking lewd words; he also committed many impure sins with his hands.”

The soldier’s guardian angel who was listening to the devil’s accusations then spoke in defense of him. He said to our Lord that the soldier had given alms many times in honor of Jesus, that he kept fasting and that at the hour of his death, he prayed to the Blessed Mother of God and died with perfect contrition.

Jesus decreed the soul to go to purgatory. He adjudged that he must be looking at hideous figures, that his tongue must be pierced and that his hands were to be buried into terrible fire as a punishment for the sins he committed with his eyes, tongue and hands.

St. Bridget saw this soul enduring all these sufferings in purgatory. As this soldier kept fasting on the eve of all the feasts of Our Lady, She deigned to allow St. Bridget and other Christians to offer reparatory deeds for this soldier. Thus, his pains ended through the mercy of the Blessed Mother.

Christians! This soldier suffered greatly in Purgatory as he committed many sins with these organs. Suppose that you commit sins of tale bearing, backbiting and speaking vulgar words with your tongue, or if you do bad things with your hands. Even if you escape from hell and go to purgatory, you will have to suffer horrible pains in your eyes, mouth and hands. Never forget this.

Therefore, to avoid such a lamentable state, you must not do sins such as lewd sights, speaking evil and vulgar words, tale bearing, backbiting, etc. You must fear sin as you fear to touch a venomous snake.

That soldier kept fasting on some Saturdays in honor of the Blessed Mother of God, thus becoming pleasing to Her and relieved quickly from purgatory by Her merciful intercession. Thus, if we also pray and do good deeds in honor of the Divine Mother, even though we are sentenced to suffer terrible punishment in purgatory, they will come to an end very soon by the mercy of the Mother of God.

This vision induced St. Bridget’s mercy and led her to help the soldier by her virtuous deeds. In the same way, we can show our mercy to the souls of our parents and relatives by offering Masses and by almsgiving and prayers. Their sufferings will come to an end through such helps. And these souls will be certainly grateful. When they are in heaven by our good deeds, it is certain that they will be interceding for you ceaselessly that you also share their eternal bliss in heaven.