The sufferings of Purgatory are twofold – the pain of loss, and the torture of the senses; both in proportion to temporal punishment unremitted. Having committed sin, the soul has turned away from God, thus increasing the pain of loss, or according to our ideas, God departs from that soul and deprives her of His beatific vision. By sin, the soul has been attached to creatures, making improper use of them, displeasing to God, hence the severe punishment, consisting in the pain of the senses. God permits that those who have abandoned their Creator, and bestowed their affections upon creatures, are chastised, by the same, for we read in the Book of Wisdom: “By what things a man sinneth, by the same also is he tormented.” (Wis. xi. 17.)

God has not revealed, nor has the Church ever taught in what manner or to what extent the souls in Purgatory suffer, but it is the opinion of the holy Fathers and Doctors of the Church that what St. Paul writes to the Corinthians, (1, iii. 15.) “But he himself shall he save; yet so as by fire,” must be taken in a literal sense, which is accepted also by St. Thomas Aquinas.

Prayer: O, Lord, by Thine infinite love and clemency, graciously grant to the suffering souls in Purgatory remittance of their punishment. Receive them into Thy eternal glory, that blessed by Thy beatific vision, they may praise and adore Thee forever and ever. Amen.

Special Intercession: Pray for the souls of those who have suffered for the longest time in Purgatory.

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

Practice: Do not let human respect prevent you from performing a duty

Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!

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Comment by AnnaMaria on November 4, 2016 at 8:25pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 2, 2016 at 7:29pm

AMEN

Comment by Judy Muller on November 2, 2016 at 9:16am

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

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 26, 2016 at 5:51pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 21, 2016 at 7:58pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 20, 2016 at 8:23pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 18, 2016 at 8:19pm

AMEN

Comment by Gloria on September 29, 2012 at 9:46am

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 4, 2012 at 9:56am

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 August 29, 2012 at 8:54am

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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