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Why The Devil And His Evil Agents Hate Dogs…A Soul From Purgatory Reveals. 

Why The Devil And His Evil Agents Hate Dogs…A Soul From Purgatory Reveals. 

Why Demons and the Devil Hate Dogs…A Soul from Purgatory Reveals

This story comes from “Mystics of the Church”
According to Maria of Medjugorje the holy souls have revealed to her the following:


That priests and nuns should always wear their habits/clerics, in as much as possible.

That Extraordinary Eucharistic ministers should be used very rarely, that is, only when it is absolutely necessary; that priests and deacons should make every effort to distribute Communion to the faithful, even though it takes longer to do so.

That holding hands during the Lords prayer and that the sign of peace after the Eucharistic prayer should be avoided in as much as it is possible, since both of these are a distraction from Jesus who is present upon the altar and that we should be concentrating upon Jesus alone during this important time of the Mass.



That outside of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph is one of the greatest Saints who advocates for the souls in Purgatory. The Angels, especially St Michael the archangel, and also the poor souls own guardian angel are also very powerful in helping to obtain mercy and pleading their cause before God. Also very important is any Saint that the person might have had a devotion to during one’s lifetime. Maria also pointed out that the Patron Saint of the poor souls in purgatory is St Nicholas of Tolentino.



That dogs are the most hated animals by the devil and the demons because they are the closest and most helpful animal to mankind.



The holy souls have also revealed to Maria that it is on Christmas day that the most souls are released from purgatory and then also Good Friday, Ascension day, All Souls day and the feast of the Assumption.



    Some important things that the holy souls have taught her over the years:

    The holy souls have repeatedly told her that the greatest help for them that they can obtain from those here on earth is the offering of holy Mass. Next to the Mass, the holy Rosary and the Stations of the Cross are very beneficial to them.  Any sacrifice we make–even the smallest ones– offered specifically for them have a great value in the eyes of God, and greatly lessen their sufferings and time in purgatory. 


    The poor souls have told her that even the smallest prayer or sacrifice is like giving a cool glass of water to a parched sojourner travelling in the driest desert.


    They normally appear to her in their normal clothes, that is, the ones that they most often wore during their lifetime, and they often have the appearance of one earnestly begging and desiring help. Sometimes they appear somewhat distraught but this presumably is to elicit compassion on the part of Maria. They normally appear to her looking as they did in the prime of their life, however children and teenagers always appear as they did right before their deaths. And while there are indeed some children in purgatory, their Purgatory is normally not very long or painful, since during their lifetimes they often could not have committed any grave sin since they did not attain much understanding or discernment, and are therefore not accountable to the extent that an adult is.


    The holy souls have also told her that there are many, many degrees in purgatory, and that the lower parts of purgatory are the most difficult and the most purifying, and this is where those with grave (severe) sins go–that is,  grave sins that have not been forgiven in the Sacrament of Confession. As each soul makes reparation for his/her sins that they have committed against God and their fellow man, they are slowly purified and therefore they slowly make progress to the higher levels of purgatory. The souls that appear to Maria are almost always souls that are residing in the higher levels of purgatory.  Essentially, the more repentant and sorrowful one is for the sins committed against God and neighbor during one’s lifetime, the quicker one progresses from the lower to the higher degrees of purgatory.


    The greatest complaint from the souls in Purgatory- Abandonment by their loved ones

    According to Maria, the greatest “complaint” of the souls in Purgatory is how they are almost completely forgotton by their family and loved ones–that rightly complain that they receive no spiritual help from those they themselves helped so much during life! How few prayers are ever offered up for them–even at their funerals! Yet prayer is precisely what they need the most! All the beautiful memorials, celebrations, tattoo’s etc done and given in their honor, while they may be good intentioned, in reality do nothing for them and in no way help to relieve them of their suffering/purification.

    – St Nicholas of Tolentino, Pray For The Souls In Purgatory 

    Mary Visits Souls In Purgatory: The Holy Souls Have Knowledge Beyond Ours, They See Earth As A Place Of “Darkness” (2)

    Mary Visits Souls In Purgatory: The Holy Souls Have Knowledge Beyond Ours, They See Earth As A Place Of “Darkness” (2)

    …continued 

    The following are excerpts from this interview of Sister Emmanuel of Medjugorje with Maria Simma, taken from a booklet entitled: The Amazing Secret of the Souls in Purgatory, published by Queenship Publishing Co., P.O. Box 220, Goleta, CA 93116, USA (Phone 800-647-9882, Fax: 805-967-5843).


    Charity covers a multitude of sins

    Maria, why does one go to Purgatory? What are the sins which most lead to Purgatory?

    Sins against charity, against the love of one’s neighbor, hardness of heart, hostility, slandering, calumny — all these things.

    Here, Maria gives us an example which really struck her which I would like to share with you. She had been asked to find out if a woman and a man were in Purgatory. To the great astonishment of those who had asked, the woman was already in Heaven and the man was in Purgatory. In fact, this woman had died while undergoing an abortion, whereas the man often went to church and apparently led a worthy, devout life.

    So Maria searched for more information, thinking she’d been mistaken — but no, it was true. They had died at practically the same moment, but the woman had experienced deep repentance, and was very humble, whereas the man criticized everyone; he was always complaining and saying bad things about others. This is why his Purgatory lasted so long. And Maria concluded: “We mustn’t judge on appearances.”

    Other sins against charity are all our rejections of certain people we do not like, our refusals to make peace, our refusals to forgive, and all the bitterness we store inside.

    Maria also illustrated this point with another example which gave us food for thought. It’s the story of a woman she knew very well. This lady died and was in Purgatory, in the most terrible Purgatory, with the most atrocious sufferings. And when she came to see Maria, she explained why.

    She had had a female friend. Between them rose a great enmity, caused by herself. She had maintained this enmity for years and years, even though her friend had many times asked for peace, for reconciliation. But each time, she refused. When she fell gravely ill, she continued to close her heart, to refuse the reconciliation offered by her friend, right up to her deathbed.

    Maria, please tell us: who are those who have the greatest chance of going straight to Heaven?

    Those who have a good heart towards everyone. Love covers a multitude of sins.

    What are the means which we can take on earth to avoid Purgatory and go straight to Heaven?

    We must do a great deal for the souls in Purgatory, for they help us in their turn. We must have much humility. This is the greatest weapon against evil, against the Evil One. Humility drives evil away.

    …to be continued 

    Mary Visits Souls In Purgatory: The Holy Souls Have Knowledge Beyond Ours, They See Earth As A Place Of “Darkness” (1)

    Mary Visits Souls In Purgatory: The Holy Souls Have Knowledge Beyond Ours, They See Earth As A Place Of “Darkness” (1)


    In our world today, very little is taught in regular catechism classes about Purgatory, about the suffering that the Poor Souls experience in order to be completely purified to be able to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Yet Purgatory does exist, and the sufferings that the Poor Souls experience there are very real.

    A privileged soul, named Maria Simma, Since 1940, at the young age of 25 has had regular visits from the souls in Purgatory to explain their sufferings and to ask for prayers and Masses to be released from Purgatory. Her local Bishop and parish priest told her she could make known these visitations as long as there were no theological errors.

    One day, Sister Emmanuel Maillard, a French nun known for her apostolate in favor of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje, came across Maria Simma’s book, called The Souls in Purgatory told Meand read it with great interest. According to the nun:

    “This book struck me so much because it related very recent testimonies, and also explained very well the Church’s doctrine on the subject… Straight away, I wrote to the editor who told me that Maria Simma is still alive. Quickly, I contacted her, and she agreed to meet me to answer my questions, which were many!”

    This interview took place in 1997 at Maria’s house in Sonntag, a very lovely village in the Vorarlberg Mountains in Austria. The following are excerpts from this interview of Sister Emmanuel of Medjugorje with Maria Simma, taken from a booklet entitled: The Amazing Secret of the Souls in Purgatory, published by Queenship Publishing Co., P.O. Box 220, Goleta, CA 93116, USA (Phone 800-647-9882, Fax: 805-967-5843):

    (Note: Maria Simma died on March 16, 2004, in Sonntag, at the age of 89).


    Maria, can you tell us how you were visited for the first time by a soul in Purgatory?


    Yes, it was in 1940. One night, around 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning, I heard someone coming into my bedroom… I saw a complete stranger. He walked back and forth slowly. I said to him severely:
    “How did you get in here? Go away!” But he continued to walk impatiently around the bedroom as if he hadn’t heard. So I asked him again: “What are you doing?” But as he still didn’t answer, I jumped out of bed and tried to grab him, but I grasped only air. There was nothing there. So I went back to bed, but again I heard him pacing back and forth.

    I wondered how I could see this man, but I couldn’t grab him. I rose again to hold onto him and to stop him from walking around; again, I grasped only emptiness. Puzzled, I went back to bed. He didn’t come back, but I couldn’t get back to sleep. The next day, after Mass, I went to see my spiritual director and told him everything. He told me that if this should happen again, I shouldn’t ask, “Who are you?” but “What do you want from me?”

    The following night, the man returned. I asked him: “What do you want from me?” He replied: “Have three Masses celebrated for me, and I will be delivered.”

    So I understood that it was a soul in Purgatory. My spiritual director confirmed this. He also advised me never to turn away the poor souls, but to accept with generosity whatever they asked of me.

    And afterwards, the visits continued?

    Yes. For several years, there were only three or four souls, above all in November. Afterwards, there were more.

    What do these souls ask of you?

    In most cases, they ask to have Masses celebrated and that one be present at these Masses. They ask to have the Rosary said and also that one make the Stations of the Cross.

    Maria, do the souls in Purgatory have, nevertheless, joy and hope in the midst of their suffering?

    Yes. No soul would want to come back from Purgatory to the earth. They have knowledge which is infinitely beyond ours. They just could not decide to return to the darkness of the earth.

    Here we see the difference from the suffering that we know on earth. In Purgatory, even if the pain of the soul is just terrible, there is the certitude of living forever with God. It’s an unshakeable certitude. The joy is greater than the pain. There is nothing on earth which could make them want to live here again, where one is never sure of anything.


    Maria, can you tell us now if it is God who sends a soul into Purgatory, or if the soul itself decides to go there?

    It is the soul itself which wants to go to Purgatory, in order to be pure before going to Heaven.

    Maria, at the moment of death, does one see God in full light or in an obscure manner?

    In a manner still obscure, but, all the same, in such brightness that this is enough to cause great longing.

    Maria, can you tell us what the role of Our Lady is with the souls in Purgatory?

    She comes often to console them and to tell them they have done many good things. She encourages them.

    Are there any days in particular on which She delivers them?

    Above all, Christmas Day, All Saints Day, Good Friday, the Feast of the Assumption, and the Ascension of Jesus.

    …to be continued 

    Virgin Mary Reveals What Happens The Moment You Die

    Virgin Mary Reveals What Happens The Moment You Die

    Medjugorje visionary, Ivanka, says that Mary told her:


    “You go to Heaven in full conscience, that which you have now.  At the moment of death, you are conscious of the separation of the body and soul. It is false to teach people that you are reborn many times and that you pass to different bodies. One is born only once. The body, drawn from the earth, decomposes after death. It never comes back to life again. Man receives a transfigured body”. 


    The visionary Marija says:

    “And through the message that she gave us she said that our lives must be like a flower, and that we are here just in a passing way. Only eternal life does not pass. For that reason she urges us, to think more of the spiritual life and of paradise. She said our life will be very different, our attitude toward life will be very different, when we think of the life after this one. And she said we shall really, truly understand that this life is only passing like a flower, and that here we are in this world in a passing path”.

    The Medjugorje visionary continues, life on earth is transitional and eternity is our destiny. 

    With this visions, there is a purpose for the Virgin Mary showing the visionaries not just heaven, but hell and purgatory as well. 

    Marika says, it is important that we understand that Heaven and hell are both real. She says, she wants us to think of hell and of Purgatory. She said our life will be very different, our attitude towards life will be very different, when we think of the life after this one. And she said we shall really, truly understand that this life is only passing like a flower. This is why she urges us: enjoy it…that we may live this short life in joy, that we may understand, as it says in the Bible…that we are truly on a path, that we are only passing by. This is why Our Lady showed Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. To show us that these realities exist.  

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