Here I would like to share more insights about this place that is truly one
more sign of the Mercy of our great God. I would like to quote directly:
Sr. Emmanuel: What do these souls ask of you?
Maria: In most cases, they ask to have Masses celebrated and that one be
present at these Masses; they ask to have the rosary said and also that one make the Stations
of the Cross.
Sr. Emmanuel: Maria, can you tell us what the role of Our Lady is with the
souls in Purgatory?
Maria: She comes often to console them and to tell them they have done many
good things. She encourages them.
Sr. Emmanuel: Are there any days in particular on which she delivers them?
Maria: Above all, Christmas Day, All Saints Day, Good Friday, the Feast of
the Assumption, and the Ascension of Jesus.
Sr. Emmanuel: Maria, why does one go to Purgatory? What are the sins which
most lead to Purgatory?
Maria: Sins against charity, against the love of oneís neighbor, hardness of
heart, hostility, slandering, calumny -- all these things.
Sr. Emmanuel: Saying wicked things and calumny are among the worst blemishes
which require a long purification?
Maria: Yes... We mustnít judge on appearances. Other sins against charity are all our rejections of certain people we do not like, our refusals to make peace, our refusals to forgive, and all the bitterness we
Sr. Emmanuel: Maria, please tell us: who are those who have the greatest chance of going
straight to Heaven?
Maria: Those who have a good heart towards everyone. Charity covers a multitude of sins.
Sr. Emmanuel: What are the means which we can take on earth to avoid
Purgatory and go straight to Heaven?
Maria: We must do a great deal for the souls in Purgatory, for they help us
in their turn. We must have much humility; this is the greatest weapon against evil, against the Evil
One. Humility drives evil away.
Sr. Emmanuel: Maria, why can one no longer gain merits in Purgatory, when
one can on earth?
Maria: Because 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 this opportunity. Even the angels are jealous of us, for we have the possibility of growing for
as long as we are on earth.
Sr. Emmanuel: But often, the suffering in our lives leads us to rebellion
and we have great difficulty in accepting and living it. How can we live suffering so that it
Maria: Sufferings are the greatest proof of the love of God, and if we offer
them well they can win many souls.
So, dear reader, with Thanksgiving coming next week, letís remember to thank
God for our earthly sufferings for they can lessen our Purgatory if properly received.
And... let us thank God for Purgatory, too.