Hungry Souls

Hungry Souls

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Pages: 184
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After a week of hearing ghostly noises, a man is visited in his home by the spirit of his mother, dead for three decades. She reproaches him for his dissolute life and begs him to have Masses said in her name. Then she lays her hand on his sleeve, leaving an indelible burn mark, and departs...

A Lutheran minister, no believer in Purgatory, is the puzzled recipient of repeated visitations from "demons" who come to him seeking prayer, consolation, and refuge in his little German church. But pity for the poor spirits overcomes the man's skepticism, and he marvels at what kind of departed souls could belong to Christ and yet suffer still...

Hungry Souls recounts these stories and many others trustworthy, Church-verified accounts of earthly visitations from the dead in Purgatory. Accompanying these accounts are images from the "Museum of Purgatory" in Rome, which contains relics of encounters with the Holy Souls, including numerous evidences of hand prints burned into clothing and books; burn marks that cannot be explained by natural means or duplicated by artificial ones. Riveting!

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C. Shattuck
Why You need to Avoid Purgatory and Pray for Dead

I thought that I would be happy just to make it to Purgatory but after reading Hungry Souls I’ve changed my mind. In this book I learned that Purgatory is a place of great suffering and not some smokey waiting room. How sin and bad habits disfigures the soul. How a haunting is just a poor soul trying to get our attention and how we abandon our dearly departed by forgetting to pray for them. The book is easy to read, and the Notes section is also a must read with each Chapter as you will find more information. If you don't know much about Purgatory this book is a good start.

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P.A.
The Stories about Poor Souls are Awe-Inducing

I give this book only four stars because the initial chapters deal a little too much with over-enthusiastically promoting a grim image of Purgatory. For an understanding of the place and the theology of Purgatory, I would recommend 30 Days for the Holy Souls. Where this book does excel, however, is relating the items (and the stories associated with them) that can be found in the Vatican's museum on Purgatory. It is fascinating, and definitely saves a trip overseas! Skip to the stories and this book is definitely worth a read!

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Peter Petrulis
Hungry Souls by Gerard J. M. Van Den Aardweg

Excellent - I enjoyed reading the book

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Linda M.
Hungry Souls

I am giving Hungry Souls 5 stars, but it really deserves many more times 5 stars!

This is such a lovely book! It isn't a book to be rushed through, but rather savored and enjoyed. I have great love for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and this book is guaranteed to increase love and devotion for these dear ones in their frightful sufferings. I especially loved the photos of the Purgatory Museum in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage.

Thank you for making this book available!

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Mary
Hungry Souls

This book discusses several messages and, more importantly, warnings from purgatory. It is interesting reading to say the least, and I have a hard time putting it down once I pick it up to read. The accounts of supernatural visits from purgatory and the explanations offered opened a whole new worldview of purgatory for me. If you are interested in exploring purgatory from a different perspective than most laypersons in the Catholic Church have been taught, check it out. I am more motivated than ever to pray for the souls in purgatory, and it increased my faith that my prayers are useful to the souls in purgatory tenfold.

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Steve Yaeger
The Hungry Holy, Souls In Purgatory

Steve, did Not Read The BOOK Yet I Belive Its A Nice Book The Poor People In Purgatory But Way Are There And How Come And Who Is In Purgatory ? With Names: In The BOOK. OK. Sent Out Time: 12:20pm

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MARYBETH
HUNGRY SOULS

INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING READ.

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Gerard Altermatt
Will get you on your knees

This is an engaging yet sobering book that should motivate you to start praying for the souls of the faithfully departed.

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Neal Lawry
A view of Purgatory that more people should see

I think in today’s Church, people have a much brighter view of what Purgatory actually is. We have glossed over it to the point where it seems almost like a waiting room for heaven. I must admit, I had heard of the museum spoke of in the book before but never really researched it and it is fascinating. This book is a great read that will change your idea of Purgatory for the better.

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