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HOW TO AVOID PURGATORY By Fr Paul O’Sullivan O.P.

HOW TO AVOID PURGATORY By Fr. Paul O’Sullivan O.P.

For those who have not read this little book and to refresh myself, I will be posting the entire book in daily doses.  (To read later find in the Purgatory Category).

Chapter 2

HOW CAN WE AVOID PURGATORY?

The reason why we have to pass through Purgatory after death is that we
have committed sins and have not made satisfaction for them.    Every
individual sin must be expiated–in this life or the next!    Not even the
slightest shadow of sin or evil can enter the all-holy presence of God.

The graver, the more frequent the sins, the longer will be the period of
expiation and the more intense the pain.

It is not God’s fault, nor God’s wish, that we go to Purgatory! The fault
is all our own.

We have sinned and have not made satisfaction.

Even after our sin, God, in His infinite goodness, places at our disposal
many easy and efficacious means by which we may considerably lessen our
term of expiation, or even entirely cancel it.

Most Christians, with incomprehensible rashness, neglect these means and so
have to pay their debts in the dreadful prison house of Purgatory.

We will briefly enumerate some of the principal means by which we can avoid
Purgatory-or at least lessen its severity and duration.

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Posted in PURGATORY

HOW TO AVOID PURGATORY By Fr Paul O’Sullivan O.P.

HOW TO AVOID PURGATORY By Fr. Paul O’Sullivan O.P.

For those who have not read this little book and to refresh myself, I will be posting the entire book in daily doses.  (To read later find in the Purgatory Category).

Chapter 1

CAN WE AVOID PURGATORY?     YES.

Many think that it is practically impossible for the ordinary Christian to
avoid Purgatory.   Go there we all must–so they say.

They laughingly remark: “It will be well for us if we ever get there” Alas!
When too late they will recognise how terribly rash their words were.   As a
consequence of such fatalistic ideas, many make no serious effort to avoid
Purgatory, or even to lessen the term they may have to pass there.   Thank
God all do not hold such gloomy views.

WE SHALL STRIVE IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES TO SHOW

a) How all can notably shorten their period of expiation in Purgatory; b)
And how they may even avoid Purgatory altogether.   These pages are well
worth reading and re-reading.   The fact is that a great number of souls go
to Purgatory and remain there for long years simply because they had never
been told how they could have avoided it.

The means we suggest are easy, practical and within the reach of all.
Moreover, far from being irksome, the use of these means will only serve to
make our lives on this earth holier and happier and will take away the
exaggerated fear of death which terrifies so many.

We ask you, Dear Reader, to put this little booklet into the hands of all
your friends.   You cannot do them a greater service.

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