Nov 1, 2005

November: Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

I hope this post is not too late. Adding to the information provided by A Catholic Life, here's an excerp from a book I found on Purgatory, an account given by Blessed Anna Katarina Emmerich when she was brought by Our Lady to visit Purgatory:

I was in Purgatory tonight. It was as if I were being led into an abyss, where I saw a large hall. It is touching to see the Poor Souls so quiet and sad. Yet their faces reveal that they have joy in their hearts, because of their recollection of God's loving mercy. On a glorious throne, I saw the Blessed Virgin, more beautiful than I had ever beheld Her. She said, "I entreat you to instruct people to pray for the suffering Souls in Purgatory, for they certainly will pray much for us out of gratitude. Prayer for these holy souls is very pleasing to God because it enables them to see Him sooner..."

(From the Revelation of Blessed Anna Katarina Emmerich)


Moneybags said...

Two great posts on purgatory, Audrey. Thanks for posting this great quotation. I think I'm going to add it to my purgatory post.

God Bless

Audrey said...

Thank you Moneybags. I didn't know my parents have good books like the one on Purgatory. I shall 'dig' my parents' book shelf when I'm free for more information about the Catholic faith.

God bless!

Moneybags said...

The Catholic faith is one filed with such beauty. I love posting on apologetics and defending the faith, and I've really liked some of your recent posts on the faith.

God Bless