Skip to comments.All Souls Requiem Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Phoenix, Az.
Posted on 11/02/2013 12:52:14 PM PDT by mlizzy
If you go to Rome, you can visit the Piccolo Museo del Purgatorio. Google it and look at some more of the very interesting pictures. People have come back from purgatory to burn their hand prints into prayer books, and clothing. Talk about proof of the fire of purgatory. Yet most people do nothing for the souls of our loved ones suffering there. So today we had a Holy Latin Requiem Mass for All Souls.
Close to the Vatican, alongside the Tiber in Rome, stands a beautiful neo-gothic church the only one in that style in the whole city which is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Suffrage; suffrage in the meaning of help to the souls in purgatory. In a room in the sacristy are exhibited a small number of strange, fascinating "relics": objects bearing visible, physical traces left by souls in purgatory. The collection is known as the little Museum of Purgatory, the Piccolo Museo del Purgatorio. The Museo and the church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage represent two sides of purgatory: the collection offers impressive bits of tangible evidence for the harrowing existence of the souls there, while the church itself displays the Christian comfort of the mercy and charity for the suffering souls as practiced since time immemorial by the Catholic Church. The great central triptych in the church, representing the Sacred Heart, the poor (or holy) souls, and various saints, has even been called "a visual compendium of Catholic doctrine on purgatory" by Pope Benedict XV.Holy Souls in Purgatory, we pray for you; please pray for us too. ♥
Will research this, thanks.
Thanks for posting. I’ve missed this church though I must have been close to it many times. Will see it on my next trip now that you have revealed it to me.
Thanks GonzoII. I’m going to get a copy of this.
Hungry Souls: Supernatural Visits, Messages, and Warnings from Purgatory 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. More than just a collection of Catholic ghost stories, Hungry Souls also discerns from these accounts important truths about the afterlife, about God's mercy, and ultimately, about the urgent necessity to pray and perform suffrages for our brothers and sisters in purgatory, and to reform our lives so as to shorten our own stay in that place of real and awful suffering.
Just one question: HOW are they “Church verified”? Does the Church “verify” them according to Scripture or Church doctrine? (oops, that’s TWO questions :))
LOL! That sounds about right!