The Story Behind Purgatory PEOPLE
Praying For The Poor Souls
To develop an apostolate providing Poor Souls prayer cards to help the living (Church Militant) to pray for the Poor Souls (Church Suffering) to help God experience the Special Love He has for them when they enter His Glorious Presence in Heaven (Church Triumphant!).
But you want the real story from one person to another.
Who knows why I prayed at the age of 15 that I didn’t want to attend my first funeral mass until after I turned 30.
I went to my first funeral, the day after I turned 30.
The more years that have passed, the more the coincidence would be deemed normal.
At the funeral, with the door closed, the family gathered around the closed casket, we heard a few words from the priest about how the relative had to be in Heaven.
Too many priests are giving in to the families to say their recently, or any, deceased relative is automatically in Heaven.
YES and NO!
Yes, we hope he is.
What if he isn’t?
It’s ok to be honest.
The Love the family members share should continue for the rest of their days.
Guidance on the Prayer
The priest told the people they don’t need to pray, yet that is exactly what they need to do during their time of mourning.
The relative could be in Purgatory. Heaven, Purgatory or hell.
PRAY LOUD so they can hear you too. The time to be shy has passed.
There are many stories about events that have transpired during the 14 years of this apostolate.
A few years ago New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes, after hearing my Confession, offered a special blessing for our apostolate. Until that blessing, I didn’t see this apostolate as being as big or needed as Archbishop Hughes
Remembering The Holy Souls
In business we hand each other business cards all the time. A quick glance and we barely hear the sales pitch.
I hand someone a Poor Souls card and chances are the floodgates of a relationship pour out, sometimes accompanied by tears, laughter or silent pauses.
The silent pauses are the most telling. There, in those varied moments around the conversation, are the real stories.
We are the Purgatory People
You are wanting to tell me more, but there are too many factors and the situation warrants more time than a few minutes. The real web isn’t online. The real web is in the connection between our relationships.
I know you are thinking of the whirlwind event, people coming and going, he said this, she said that, and then we glanced and later had a laugh, cry or just a simple silent moment.
We don’t know the depth of Love that Heaven is celebrating during one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church Mass while on earth, but imagine offering that Love for your loved on!
Faith makes us wonder now.
Faith is what we bring to Mass while we sit in the back hoping to keep our minds on the Sacrifice before us.
The key to understanding the role Purgatory has in our lives is to know our relationships don’t end with death.
Everything you know and loved, and hated, about the person who died hasn’t changed.
Calling You Home
In fact, Purgatory is God’s additional opportunity for us to go to Heaven. PROTEST-ants are gung-ho on talking about God’s endless blessing of Forgiveness, which is Purgatory
Heaven is a place at the end of our Obedience to Our Lord. Yet He calls many through prayer and circumstances and millions of other ways to follow Him.
How sad we will feel when He shows us how many times the Father, Son and Holy Spirit worked to bring us Home, but we didn’t listen to His Call.
The Road To Heaven
I wanted a way to help the living help their loved ones get to Heaven faster, sooner and with more caring.
“Right now loved ones in your family tree are calling out for you to pray for them with Masses, Rosary’s, Eucharistic Adoration and simple little Our Father’s when you are feeling sad, lonely or lost.”
You aren’t lost. You sat down on your path to Heaven. Prayers help you get back up to move forward. Once you are up again, you will see how important prayer is to our Sanctity.
Every time a soul leaves Purgatory and enters Heaven God is there to greet him with great Love and Joy. Please help me pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, who may be your loved one, friend or enemy.
Isn’t it odd how praying for your enemy takes more energy and concentration than praying for a loved one, yet there is more joy when we finish praying?
Don’t let the evil spirit create turmoil in your soul to prevent you from praying. Your deceased family, friends and enemies are counting on you too much.
Glory To God
I will expand on this in a blog post, but the point is you should NEVER, EVER, EVER want a soul to go to hell no matter what the person did to you.
Now ask me why?
Because you never want the evil one to get a soul God Created.
Time To Pray
And you never want to go before God to say you helped a soul go to hell.
Why should he save you when you worked, and didn’t offer prayer work, to help that soul go to Heaven?
Time to get personal. Time to pray.
Thanks Be To God
Two priests have given me messages from the other side. We know the Blessed Mother and the Poor Souls love what we are doing!
We need your help praying for those who are the most neglected. The abandoned. The souls Our Lord wants in Heaven as soon as possible.
You will too when you pray our cards as they comfort you while you mourn.
Our prayer cards, as you call on Our Lord with the Pater Noster (Our Father), the Rosary with the Ave Maria (Hail Mary), and the Glory Be (Gloria Patri) that will comfort you while you mourn with all the Love you have in your Heart.
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