The Purifying Flames of Purgatory
- Does Purgatory exist?
- How do the sufferings in Purgatory compare to those we suffer on Earth?
- What can we do to alleviate the Poor Souls’ sufferings?
In this informative sermon, Bishop Kelly relates what the Catholic Church infallibly teaches concerning these very questions. He compares the imperfect soul’s delayed entrance into Heaven to an event in the life of St. Mary of Egypt. Just as she was barred from entering a church until she repented of her sinful life, many souls are detained in the cleansing fires of Purgatory until purged of all imperfections and temporal punishments due to sin. Bishop Kelly then explains how we can assist the suffering souls by our prayers and sacrifices.