A Spiritual Solidarity Binds Us To Souls In Purgatory

Just like gravity affects us whether we understand it or not, the Communion of Saints, the fellowship between the living and the dead, affects us whether we believe in it or not. There is a spiritual solidarity which literally binds us together. Even though most of us are oblivious to these invisible relationships, we are…… Continue reading A Spiritual Solidarity Binds Us To Souls In Purgatory

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

Small Success Thursday: Not A Sweet, Pious Story

Let’s celebrate our successes and support one another. Share your small successes and cheer for the others! The success, that I want to share with this group this week affects every aspect of my day-to-day routine.  I am not speaking theoretically or expounding on tradition, nor is this account some sweet,  pious story; my experience…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: Not A Sweet, Pious Story