The Holy Souls in Purgatory
In November, we especially remember and pray for, and have Holy Masses said for the Souls in Purgatory. It is rather sad indeed to think that relatives and friends of some departed souls will not have any Holy Masses or prayers offered for them because they believe their departed loved ones are already saints in Heaven and are not in need!
This is quite obvious with some where a thanksgiving Mass will be offered for the life of so-and-so. Not a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of so-and-so!
"No one can promise himself with absolute certainty that he is in the state of grace, or that he will persevere in it."
St. Alphonsus de Liguori.
"It is most shameful to think of yourself as justified before the Lord. Such a man remains unjustified, no matter who he is.
"St. John Chrysostom.
"There are those who are pure in their own eyes but are not cleansed of their filth.
"Helping the dead is more agreeable to God than helping the living, because the former stand in more urgent need of it not being able to assist themselves, as are the living."
St. Thomas Aquinas