An Unpublished Manuscript on Purgatory

Where is Purgatory situated?

Departed religious:  It is in the center of the earth, close to Hell, as you saw one day after Holy Communion.  The large number of souls there are confined to a limited space.  There are thousands and thousands of souls there.  But then what space does a soul occupy?  Each day thousands of souls come ot Purgatory and most of them remain thirty to forty years, some for longer periods, others for shorter.  I tell you this in terms of earthly calculations because here it is quite different.  Oh, if people only knew and understood what Purgatory is and what I means to know that we are here through our own fault.  I have been here eight years and it seems to me like ten thousand.  Oh my God!  Tell all this to the Father, so that he may learn from me what this place of suffering is like and may make it better known in the future.  He will be able to find out for himself how profitable it is to have a great devotion to the holy souls in Purgatory.  God often accords more graces through the intercession of these suffering souls than through the prayers of the saints.  Let the Father, when he wishied ot be sure of obtaining what he wants, ask the souls who have loved Our Lady most.  These, in consequence, she wishes most of all to release.  He will see whether his prayer is heard or not. 

There are some souls who do not live continually in Purgatory itself . . . For instance, I accompany you wherever you go, but while you rest during the night, I suffer more, because then I am actually in Purgatory. 

The Father was very right when he told you never to seek anything but the holy will of God in all you do.  To see His will in all that happens to you, whether in sorrow or in joy, will be for your happiness.  Oh, be doubly good in order to give pleasure to God who is so good, who is so particularly good to you.  Have the eyes of your soul always open to anticipate His least wishes.  Be beforehand with Him, as it were, to give Him pleasure.  The more you try to please Him, the more He will give you.  He will never allow Himself to be outdone in generosity.  On the contrary, He always gives more than is given Him.  Be unrelenting, therefore, in devoting yourself to His love and glory. 

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The Reparation Society of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Inc.
Baltimore 2006 – 20th printing. Pp. 26

Nihil obstat – Rev. Msgr. Caroll E. Satterfield, S.T.D.