Skip to comments.PRIEST WHO CONVERTED FROM EPISCOPAL CHURCH RELATES NUMEROUS EXPERIENCES WITH SOULS FROM PURGATORY
Posted on 07/19/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT by fatima
For Father Lorig, going strong at 77 and full of the Spirit, it's a matter of seeing some of it with his own eyes.
On about a dozen occasions, says the priest, he has personally encountered spirits of the dead, including at bedside during the night, and has been led to pray their souls toward Jesus.
Father Lorig, who was ordained a Catholic priest in 1984, and who is married with four children (and fifteen grandchildren), had some special experiences while at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Nogales (near the Mexican border).
"It was built over an Indian graveyard -- paleo-Indians who were peaceful," says Father Lorig, pastor of Saint Maria Goretti parish (he is not associated with previous claims at this church of the supernatural).
"While we were digging a sacrarium -- a dry well [for proper disposal of Communion wine] -- the workmen came upon hand-made pots. We called the University of Arizona, which had paleontologists, and they came down.
Love this story.
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If you think you’re going to convert many protestants with stories of a clergyman delving into spiritualism and necromancy, I think you’re going to be disappointed.
Beautiful story. Thank you for posting it. I pray for the souls in purgatory every night.
Not my understanding of purgatory. It is not half way between heaven and hell, nor a place that gives the unsaved a second chance. Rather a place where only the saved go. The anti room to heaven where the bride is prepared for the wedding. Now I am Lutheran and thus not an expert on this Catholic doctrine. Catholics can you help out here?
Spiritualism is conjuring up the dead. He didn’t do that. Necromancy is using the spirits of the dead to tell fortunes. He didn’t do that, either. At least get your definitions straight.
There’s no need to be a stickler for definitions, because the Bible forbids ALL occult activity involving any type of communion with the dead. Doesn’t matter whether you conjured them up, or they showed up of their own accord, you aren’t supposed to sit down and have tea with them, if you are a Christian.
You’re probably right about a lot of those celebrities. “Ghost hunter” shows are scripted dramas, like most reality shows, so actors faking it is no different than the amateurs faking it. Heck, the actors can probably make it more convincing.
Anyway, its easy to know they are either faking it or deluded, since there are no ghosts just wandering around the planet, because God doesn’t allow them “shore leave”. If someone thinks they saw one, it’s either a figment of their imagination, or a demon is trying to seduce them.
I have a little book that has prayers for everyday of the week.
Purgatory, isn’t that a town in the Wild West? Other than that, it does not exist in the Bible.
:)It is so phony it’s laughable.I was thinking the same thing you wrote.
Why don’t you non-Catholics realize that these souls are alive. The body dies, but the soul lives. The body will be united with the soul at the Final Judgment??
Please educate yourself about this — and pray for those who have died.
It seems to me that you have summarized the doctrine accurately. From Purgatory, there is no going to Hell, only - certainly - to heaven. From Hell, there is no going to Purgatory or Heaven. C.S. Lewis rather confused it in “The Great Divorce,” iirc.
Another source: A book, “Get us out of here! by Maria Simma.
I read”Daily Pilgrimage to Purgatory”
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