Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Reparation Needed for Priests in Purgatory

"Tell the Father that if he wishes to please St. Michael, he will most earnestly recommend devotion to the souls in Purgatory. People in the world do not think of it. When they have lost their relatives or friends, they say a few prayers, weep for a few days and that is the end of it. The souls are henceforth abandoned. It is true that they merit this, for while they were on earth they neglected the dead. The Divine Judge deals with us in this world according to our actions in the former. Those who have forgotten the holy souls are forgotten in their turn. This is only fair. Perhaps if they had been reminded to pray for the dead and had been told a little about Purgatory, they might have acted differently."

"If only it were given to you to understand with what scorn and indifference Jesus is treated on earth, not only by the world in general, but how he is insulted, mocked and held in derision even by those who ought to love Him. Such indifference is even found among religious communities of men and women, His chosen people, where He ought to be treated as a Friend, a Father, a Spouse. Often He does not even receive the consideration shown to a stranger.

The indifference is also found among the clergy...He is treated as an equal by those who should tremble at the thought of the awful and august mission with which they have been entrusted. The most sacred reality is often treated with coldness and boredom. How many are those who have the interior spirit? I can assure you there are but few. Here in Purgatory the priests who are expiating their indifference and their want of love are numerous. Their culpable negligence must be atoned for...You can judge from this that God who is so good and loving to all His creatures finds few who love and console Him."

The above quotes are taken from An Unpublished Manuscript on Purgatory, revelations of a nun soul in Purgatory to a nun that she had lived with while on earth (chosen by God to aid in her deliverance from Purgatory). The revelation about lack of an interior spirit echoes the message given by Jesus to Blessed Dina Belanger: "Offer to My Father, for My priests, the spirit of prayer of My divine Heart, My spirit of contemplation, the perfect union of My Heart with Him. That is what is lacking in so many of My priests; a spirit of prayer, an intense interior life."

Our Catholic priests accept great responsibilities for God, His Church and for souls. It is only just that we who benefit from their priestly ministry should be charitable to them after their death. According to St. Padre Pio, "...we priests have more responsibilities before God, and when we appear before Him it is with fear and trembling."

To read what Jesus said to Venerable Concepcion about helping priests in Purgatory and for suggestions of ways to help priest souls click here.

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

1 comment:

jzreparatrix said...

see Reparatrix.org for vocations of reparation for priests