It surprises me just how many Catholics know nothing about Purgatory and, even, dismiss it as being part of the 'outdated' teachings of the Church.
I am not suggesting for one minute that readers of this blog fall into that category but they might like to send this video clip to any family members who have expressed doubts on what is infallible Church teaching.
Of course, we don't like to talk about Purgatory just as we do not like to talk about death but, if we get to Purgatory we will not have to face eternal death, only eternal life.
Better still if we can avoid Purgatory altogether and join the glorious faithful in Heaven.
And one way in which we may achieve this seemingly over ambitious aim is to follow the advice given by St James the Apostle who states:
"He who saves a soul, saves his own, and satisfies for a multitude of sins"
How do we do this? By praying for the Holy Souls, by offering up penances on their behalf and by propagating the faith.
A powerful prayer for the Holy Souls...pray it to 'empty Purgatory':