Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Honoring the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much;
Save all the souls of the unborn children,
All the souls in Purgatory,
All souls of bishops, priests, deacons and religious
,
and renew and strengthen all Marriages and Families [especially those that I know].
Mary Conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee.

An important Side Note:

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, persons in purgatory are not just in the state between heaven and earth:

To understand this doctrine and practice of the Church, it is necessary to understand that sin has a double consequence. Grave sin deprives us of communion with God and therefore makes us incapable of eternal life, the privation of which is called the “eternal punishment” of sin. On the other hand every sin, even venial, entails an unhealthy attachment to creatures, which must be purified either here on earth, or after death in the state called Purgatory. This purification frees one from what is called the “temporal punishment” of sin. These two punishments must not be conceived of as a kind of vengeance inflicted by God from without, but as following from the very nature of sin. A conversion which proceeds from a fervent charity can attain the complete purification of the sinner in such a way that no punishment would remain. ~ CCC 1472

When you pray this prayer, you’re not just praying for those who have died and are awaiting admittance into heaven.  You are also praying for those of us who have asked God for our purgatory on earth.  Some of us don’t wish to waste any time getting to heaven!  So, thank you very much for your prayers! 🙂

For more information on the topic of Purgatory:  CCC 1030 – 1032
For more information on the Communion of Saints: CCC 1474 – 1477

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