"But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself."
Wis 3:1-6This is a picture of my beautiful mother. She died June 12, 2006 at the age of 64. She has always been a constant rudder in my life. Thanks be to God that I can know with certainty that her prayers are still made on my behalf.
As part of the Church Militant, we pray for all the souls in purgatory. We ask for all the prayers of the Saints in heaven. How blessed we are to be part of the communion of Saints!