Concerning the duration of Purgatory, the Church simply tells us it is not a place of eternal pain, but will end at last judgment; neither are we informed of the length of time required for the purification of a soul.
According to St. Thomas Aquinas, the soul, to be reunited to her Creator in Heaven, must be in the state of primitive innocence which adorned her when she proceeded from His hand. The image of God must be entirely restored within her, commensurate to the degree of glory awaiting her in Heaven.

From this it is evident that the suffering souls cannot enter Heaven until perfectly cleansed, either by their pains or by the suffrage of the faithful. With the royal Prophet they cry out in plaintive voices: "As the hart panteth after the fountains of water, so my soul panteth after Thee, O God! When shall I come and appear before the face of God?" (Ps. xli 2-3) They suffer until entirely purified, until the last farthing of their debt is discharged. Increased and intensified pain will probably supply the want of time for the souls who shall not have rendered full satisfaction by the last day.

Prayer: O God! the Bestower of forgiveness and the lover of human salvation, we implore Thee, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all Thy saints, grant to the souls of our brethren, relatives, benefactors, and all the faithful departed, the joys of eternal bliss. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Special Intercession: Pray for the souls of those who are most desirous of obtaining help from you.

Lord grant them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. (Three times.)

Practice: Mortify your curiosity.

Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!

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Comment by AnnaMaria on November 4, 2016 at 8:31pm

AMEN

Comment by Judy Muller on November 3, 2016 at 10:08am

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory........especially those of our family and lineage and those who suffer the pain of duration in Purgatory..........Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse them......Amen.

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 2, 2016 at 7:35pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 26, 2016 at 5:57pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 20, 2016 at 8:30pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 18, 2016 at 8:26pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 17, 2016 at 8:13pm

AMEN

Comment by Alley on October 24, 2015 at 5:44pm

15  decades with love +

Comment by Alley on December 5, 2012 at 1:17pm

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood...

Comment by Gloria on December 5, 2012 at 9:36am

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

My Jesus, mercy!

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