article2 – CONVERSATIONS WITH SOULS IN PURGATORY


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THE AMAZING SECRET OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
Above is the title of a book written by an Austrian woman, who was visited regularly by souls in purgatory. This article is based on that book and on interviews of the author MARIA SIMMA by Sister Emmanuel of Medjugorje.
In 1940, at 4 a.m., a ‘spirit’ in human form appeared to Maria Simma at her home in Sonntag, Vorarberg Mountains, Austria. Her spiritual director said he knew the spirit was from purgatory when he requested Maria to have three masses celebrated for him so that he would be ‘delivered’. Maria was subsequently visited regularly by many souls in purgatory. They pleaded for masses, rosaries or stations of the cross to be said for them to atone for their sins and free them from suffering.
“THE MASS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE (IN ATONING FOR SINS) BECAUSE IT IS JESUS WHO OFFERS HIMSELF OUT OF LOVE FOR US, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OFFERING”.
Many go to a funeral without saying a single prayer, “while shedding many tears; this is useless!” Souls, when they see their own funeral, say,
“TEARS ARE NO GOOD FOR US, ONLY PRAYER.”
Maria was asked by a soul to suffer for three hours for her. She accepted and said the ordeal was like it was three days. “The soul told her that
BY ACCEPTING THAT SUFFERING WITH LOVE FOR THREE HOURS, I HAD SAVED HER TWENTY YEARS IN PURGATORY.”
“AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH, THE TIME TO EARN MERITS IS OVER. FOR AS LONG AS WE ARE LIVING ON EARTH, WE CAN REPAIR THE EVIL WE HAVE DONE. THE SOULS IN PURGATORY ENVY US OF THIS OPPORTUNITY. EVEN THE ANGELS ARE JEALOUS OF US, FOR WE HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF GROWING FOR AS LONG AS WE ARE ON EARTH.”
“The souls in purgatory can no longer do anything for themselves. They are totally helpless. If the living do not pray for them; they are totally abandoned. Therefore, it is very important to realize
THE IMMENSE POWER EACH ONE OF US HAS TO RELIEVE THESE SOULS WHO SUFFER. THERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY MEANING TO SUFFERING, AN UNHEARD-OF POWER TO HELP SOULS. SUFFERINGS OFFERED WILL BE OUR MOST PRECIOUS TREASURES IN THE OTHER WORLD.”
Maria told the story of a couple who died almost at the same time. The woman died while getting an abortion. The man led a relatively devout life, and went to church often. To her surprise, the ‘sinner’ woman was already in heaven while the devout man was still suffering in purgatory. Maria found out the woman had deep repentance while the man always criticized others and always complained them.
“RELATIONSHIP SINS”, SINS AGAINST OTHERS, DEMAND GREAT PUNISHMENT IN PURGATORY,
such as unforgiveness, refusal to make peace or reconcile, slander, calumny, hardness of heart, hostility, vengeance, sins against charity or love of neighbor, bitterness, etc.
Maria told “the story of a woman she knew very well. This lady died and was in Purgatory, in the most terrible Purgatory, with the most atrocious sufferings. And when she came to see Maria, she explained why. She had had a female friend. Between them rose a great enmity, caused by herself. She had maintained this enmity for years and years, even though her friend had many times asked for peace, for reconciliation. But each time, she refused. When she fell gravely ill, she continued to close her heart, to refuse the reconciliation offered by her friend, right up to her deathbed.”
Relationships are the greatest source of suffering even on earth. The pain of cancer or arthritis is easier to bear than the pain of bad relationships –
hatred or unexpressed bitterness hidden deep within us for years, because
HATE CONSUMES THE SOUL AND IS ITS OWN PUNISHMENT.
IN THE SAME WAY, PEOPLE WITH “RELATIONSHIP VIRTUES”, LOVE FOR OTHERS, HAVE THE GREATEST CHANCE OF GOING STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN. LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.”
Maria said, “We must do a great deal for the souls in purgatory, for they help us in return. We must have much humility.
HUMILITY IS THE GREATEST WEAPON AGAINST EVIL. HUMILITY DRIVES EVIL AWAY. PRIDE IS EVIL’S GREATEST TRAP.”
“Contrition is very important. The sins are forgiven, in any case, but
there remains the consequences of sins.”
At the moment of death, “The Lord gives several minutes to each one in order to regret his sins and to decide: I accept, or I do not accept to go and see God. Then we see a film of our lives. I knew a man who believed in the Church’s teachings, but not in eternal life. One day, he fell gravely ill and slid into a coma. He saw himself in a room with a board on which all his deeds were written, the good and the bad. Then the board disappeared as well as the walls of the room, and it was infinitely beautiful. Then he woke up from his coma, and decided to change his life. “
MARIA SAYS WE CAN ASK THE LORD TO BE ABLE TO SUFFER ON EARTH IN ORDER TO ATONE FOR SINS AND NOT SUFFER IN PURGATORY AND TO GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN.
HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR LOVED ONES IN PURGATORY.
MAKE A LIST OF FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WHO HAVE DIED. PUT IT IN YOUR WALLET. WHEN YOU GO TO MASS, AFTER COMMUNION AND MEDITATION, READ AND PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE LIST. IN RETURN, THOSE WHO ATTAIN HEAVEN BECAUSE OF YOUR PRAYERS WILL HELP YOU IN YOUR SUFFERING AND CRISIS. DO THE SAME AFTER SAYING THE ROSARY OR AN OUR FATHER AND THREE HAIL MARYs.
WHAT ARE THE VIRTUES TO AVOID GREAT SUFFERING IN PURGATORY? constant prayer and meditation, frequent holy mass, love, sensitivity to the poor and needy, forgiveness, humility, sacrifices offered as atonement
WHAT ARE THE SINS THAT BRING GREAT SUFFERING IN PURGATORY? arrogance, hatred, anger, unforgiveness, indifference to the poor and needy, calumny, slander, hardness of heart, greed, lack of prayer

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