1 of 5 – Purgatory – Doctrinal Roots – Br. Gabriel Cortes
Br. Gabriel preaches a retreat on purgatory called November, Month of Holy Souls. In this first talk, he covers the biblical and traditional roots of purgatory and how the souls in purgatory need prayers and especially masses said for them.
Story of purgatory Frasen to Father Montfort
Mercy exercised toward the soles and purgatory
Promise to distribute books on purgatory to save son and wife.
Souls in purgatory are very appreciative of prayer and can give graces to us in return
They cannot help themselves though. They need our help
Purgatory Explained by Rev. Fr. F. X. Schouppe, S.J.
Read online: https://archive.org/details/purgatory00scho/page/280/mode/2up
How All souls Day started
Monastery Clooney under St Odilo
Maccabees make a sacrifice for the souls that perish and battle
Jesus's mentions of punishment after death will not get out till you pay the last penny
First St Paul of the Corinthians 3:13-15
Will be saved yet so as by fire
St Gregory of Nyssa
Pray for the dead that they may be loose from sin
Pope Saint Gregory the Great
In the fire, the sinner is purified
St Thomas Aquinas says something similar
Summa, it is sufficiently clear that there's purgatory after this life.
Council of Trent
The apostles gave us the doctrine of purgatory
Prayers for those in purgatory
Pope Leo XIII
The holy sacrifice of the mass is the most effective way of helping the poor souls in purgatory
Souls don't want to leave purgatory until they are purified and presentable to God
The love of God and the desire to see him and knowing that they will be able to far out ways the sensible pain they are experiencing purgatory
Prayer helps them get the process done.
World War I
Given the number who died 20 million gave all priests the ability to say three masses per day on All souls day.
Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/FUWje9hTIM8
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