Purgatory Stories (2)

Purgatory Stories (2)

​Padre Pio told Fra Alberto of another apparition of a soul from Purgatory which also occurred around the same time. 
Fra Alberto D’ Apolito of San Giovanni Rotondo wrote down the account as told by Padre Pio:
“One evening, when I was absorbed in prayer in the choir of the little church I was shaken and disturbed by the sound of footsteps, and candles and flower vases being moved on the main altar. Thinking that someone must be there, I called out, “Who is it?”

No one answered. Returning to prayer, I was again disturbed by the same noises. In fact, this time I had the impression that one of the candles, which was in front of the statue of
Our Lady of Grace, had fallen. Wanting to see what was happening on the altar, I stood up, went close to the grate and saw, in the shadow of the light of the Tabernacle lamp, a young confrere doing some cleaning. I yelled out, 

“What are you doing in the dark?”

The little friar answered, 

“I am cleaning.”

“You clean in the dark?” I asked. 

“Who are you?”

The little friar said, 

‘I am a Capuchin novice, who spends his time of Purgatory here. I am in need of prayers.’ and then he disappeared,”
Padre Pio stated that he immediately began praying for him as requested, and it is not known if he had any further dealings with this particular soul. However, in regards souls in Purgatory it is very interesting to note that later in life Padre Pio once said that: 

“As many souls of the dead come up this road [to the monastery] as that of the souls of the living.” 

Without a doubt, many souls from Purgatory visited Padre Pio seeking his prayers, sacrifices and sufferings to obtain their release.


Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord, And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine On Them. May The Rest In Peace. Amen.

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