O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Alleviate the Suffering of the Dead

If only we could see what the tortures of purgatory are like, we would pray so much more fervently for the dead. The flames of purgatory, while they eventually end, are still far more intense than any suffering anyone could even theoretically face in this life. Hell is worse, if only because it goes on forever. Pray for the dead. Purgatory exists to purge venial sins. Pray for those in purgatory. Hell exists to punish mortal sins. Go to Confession.

From Matins this morning: