Publication Date: February 1, 2006
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You would never dream so much is known about Purgatory! Not only is the basic teaching of the Church given here, but also countless true stories of apparitions and revelations on Purgatory from the lives of St. Margaret Mary, St. Gertrude, St. Bridget of Sweden, the Cure of Ars, St. Lidwina of Schiedam, etc.
Father Schouppe presents the ancient Catholic tradition on Purgatory, explaining how its pains are excruciating--greater than any suffering known on earth, how they are adapted to the past sins of each individual soul, how they can vary in duration from less than one minute to a period of several centuries, and how they manifest the infinite mercy of God no less than His justice.
The stories are very illustrative and interesting, and the chapters are usually brief enough to be quickly read by those who are short on time.
Everyone who says they are catholic needs to read this book. I found it to be extremely instructive about purgatory and how we can help ourselves now before death and how we can help our loved ones that have passed.