Purgatory, Unresolved Grief & Freedom in Christ

Unresolved grief is a relatively new concept in mental health circles. Secular doctors are beginning to realize it is the root cause of many emotional problems.  In Catholic terminology, unresolved grief occurs when we cling to those who have died, refusing to surrender their souls to God or embrace our new relationship to them in…… Continue reading Purgatory, Unresolved Grief & Freedom in Christ

A Personal Experience of Purgatory

 My Ukrainian grandmother, who had been in Canada for barely 15 years, died accidentally under extreme duress as a young mother of three boys when her husband was at war. Since this occurred in the 1940’s, she was denied a Christian burial in the Catholic church. When my grandfather returned from the war,  the young…… Continue reading A Personal Experience of Purgatory

The Souls in Purgatory NEED Us: A Personal Experience

Before I give you all the official Church teaching on the souls in purgatory. I must tell you why this subject is close to my heart. I KNOW  personally, the agony of a soul who is desperate for my prayers. I have learned through personal experience, that souls in purgatory, although they cannot pray for…… Continue reading The Souls in Purgatory NEED Us: A Personal Experience