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1/4/13 6:43 P

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I am pretty sure it IS indeed approved by the church, as it is written by a priest and has many, MANY documented cases from the lives and writings of the saints. emoticon

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1/4/13 6:40 P

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I haven't read the second part of the book that focuses on His infinite mercy and goodness!! I will update this thread when I read more. I am almost to the second part of of the book that touches on that! emoticon Anyways.....will update as I read more!

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1/4/13 6:15 P

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It does sound fascinating AND scarey! Has this book been approved by the Roman Catholic Church? Some of what you are sharing sounds like information we were fed many years ago, when we all prayed prayers of indulgence to get our lost loved ones out of Purgatory. From what you are saying, sounds like more of a Fear of God book rather than the Loving, Forgiving God that our Church has been instructing for the last several years.

Since you are reading this book, I'd love to know your thoughts on that.

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1/4/13 2:05 P

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This does sound fascinating - thanks!

"Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out."
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1/4/13 7:18 A

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Thanks guys! I am so anxious to share about what i have read in the hopes of helping people everywhere!

Okay. God welcomes souls to heaven when they die if they are in a state of grace.....but the least amount of stain on their souls causes great distress so the soul, rather than face God with a blemish, casts itself into purgatory....God doesn't cast souls into purgatory! They go there WILLINGLY!! I did not know that before reading this book! The least amount of suffering in purgatory is sooooo bad!!! It is worse than anything we have here on earth! Infinitely worse! but we can do things here on earth to pay the debt of our sins BEFORE we die!!! We can do this by having masses said for us, gaining any sort of indlugences and doing good works and penances. Better to do it NOW than to do it later in purgatory! And you can gain indulgences by doing things that you already do.....like pious recitation of the Nicene Creed gives a partial indulgence! I did not know this. Saying the rosary in a group setting gives a PLENARY indulgence. And then there are indulgenced prayers that give a set amount of days. The thing is you have to have the intention of gaining the indulgence in order to get it. I highly reccomend this book!!! It is such a fascinating and yet scary and sobering read!!! Hope you guys find this fascinating! emoticon

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1/4/13 12:45 A

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Tell us more about it as you read.

cj

God is closer to us than water is to a fish.
- St. Catherine of Sienna

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain.
- Psalm 127:1




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1/3/13 9:19 P

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thanks for sharing

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I am currently reading a book on purgatory called purgatory explained by the lives and legends of the saints! I am going to try from here on out to say my prayers EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Usually i say about 45-50 min worth of prayers when i say them all. We cannot do enough penance here on earth!!! Better to do it now than suffer in purgatory for the least of our faults....let alone the big ones!!! I hope this post inspires a good conversation between our members! Any questions about the book or what i have read so far please feel free to message me!!! emoticon

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