Meditation of the Week – Meditation on the Holy Souls in Purgatory – November 7

The souls in purgatory died in the mercy of God, this is why they are called holy; however, because they still had attachment to sin at the time of their death, they must undergo a spiritual purification of their souls before they are able to fully love God with their whole heart, mind, and soul for all eternity. The holy souls are “saved souls” – they will enjoy the reward of heaven – but during their lives they were not the perfect souls that Christ commanded them to be (Matthew 5:48), and for which He provided every grace and means for them to become (2 Peter 1:3). We are meant to die after living as saints. Those who die in the love of God but fall short of holiness due to habitual sinful clinging’s must be pure before being admitted to the beatific vision, that is, the vision of God that the saints in heaven enjoy for all eternity. Requiem; “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon them. And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”

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