The spiritual suffering, or pain of loss, is the greatest pain of Purgatory, according to the Fathers of the Church. No one can comprehend the great suffering of a soul departed, which, in all its ardent desire for the highest and only good, sees itself ever repulsed as an object of God's avenging justice.

St. Alphonsus writes:
"Far greater than the pain of sense in Purgatory is that pain which the holy souls must endure in being deprives of the vision of God. Because these souls are inflamed, not only with a natural, but with a supernatural love of God, they are so vehemently attracted to the union with their highest good, that, in being repulsed through their own fault, they experience so violent a pain that it would kill them instantly if death were possible to them."

“Therefore,” says St. Chrysostom, "this pain of being deprived of God is a far greater pain for them than the pain of the senses. The fire of Hell increased a thousand times would not cause them such great suffering as does this pain of the loss of God."

Prayer: O God, Father of Mercies, grant the ardent desire of the souls in Purgatory who yearn to behold Thee. Send down Thy holy angel with the joyful tidings that the moment of their deliverance has come, that their exile is ended, and bless them with perfect union with Thee forever. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Special Intercession: Pray for the souls who are punished for their forgetfulness of the holy presence of God during their life.
Lord grant them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. (Three times..)

Practice: Try to remember at all times the holy presence of God.

Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!

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Comment by AnnaMaria on November 4, 2016 at 8:27pm

AMEN

Comment by Judy Muller on November 3, 2016 at 9:15am

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 loss..........Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse them......Amen.

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 2, 2016 at 7:30pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 26, 2016 at 5:53pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 21, 2016 at 7:56pm

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Comment by AnnaMaria on October 20, 2016 at 8:24pm

AMEN

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

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 17, 2016 at 8:10pm

AMEN

Comment by Gloria on September 29, 2012 at 9:45am

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!

Comment by Gloria on September 11, 2012 at 10:02pm

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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