Complete E-book on Purgatory. Take a look at this PDF given for free download here.
Read Me or Rue It – How To Avoid Purgatory writtenÂ by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan
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Chapters in this PDF onÂ Purgatory
Although a small e-book, it is destined to do great good among Christians, many of whom areÂ incredibly ignorant of the great doctrine of Purgatory. As a consequence, they doÂ little or nothing to avoid it themselves and little to help the Poor Souls who areÂ suffering there so intensely, waiting for the Masses and prayers which should beÂ offered for them.
Help, Help, They Suffer So Much
I. We can never understand too clearly that every alms, small or great, which weÂ give to the poor we give to God.Â He accepts it and rewards it as given to Himself. Therefore, all we do for the HolyÂ Souls, God accepts as done to Himself. It is as if we had relieved or released HimÂ from Purgatory. What a thought! How He will repay us!
II. As there is no hunger, no thirst, no poverty, no need, no pain, no suffering toÂ compare with what the Souls in Purgatory endure, so there is no alms moreÂ deserving, none more pleasing to God, none more meritorious for us than theÂ alms, the prayers, the Masses we give to the Holy Souls.
III. It is very possible that some of our own nearest and dearest ones are stillÂ suffering the excruciating pains of Purgatory and calling on us piteously for helpÂ and relief.
Is it not dreadful that we are so hardened as not to think more about them, thatÂ we are so cruel as to deliberately forget them!Â For the dear Christ’s sake, let us do all, but all, we can for them.Â Every Catholic ought to join the Association of the Holy Souls.
“Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand ofÂ the Lord hath touched me. ” (Job 19:21).Â This is the touching prayer that the Poor Souls in Purgatory address to their friendsÂ on Earth, begging, imploring their help, in accents of the deepest anguish. Alas,Â many are deaf to their prayers!
What is Purgatory?
It is a prison of fire in which nearly all [saved] souls are plunged after death and inÂ which they suffer the intensest pain.Â Here is what the great Doctors of the Church tell us of Purgatory:Â So grievous is their suffering that one minute in this awful fire seems like aÂ century.
St. Thomas Aquinas, the Prince of Theologians, says that the fire of Purgatory isÂ equal in intensity to the fire of Hell, and that the slightest contact with it is more dreadful than all the possible sufferings of this Earth!
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