The Place of Purification
Help for the Poor Souls

My beloved! You have seen the Monstrance here with the little  wafer of bread and in it is the SAVIOUR in His whole Divinity and humanity. His human size is a little over 1.80m and as to His divine size, the whole universe is too small, so tremendously great is He! That is GOD – He can make Himself so small. He can also make Himself so small that you can receive Him in your heart. In that case, we might as well call Pur­ga­tory here now, mightn’t we? Because Pur­ga­tory is not as great as GOD. After all, there are  people in it, for the time being without a body, so spirits. I asked GOD to allow the Poor Souls to appear here at the be­gin­ning of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Don’t worry, not visibly, you could not bear it at all. And then we want to make sure that GOD’s mercy will grant everyone in Purgatory mighty help, even the least one, the greatest debtor – and even if he cannot go straight to Heaven, it may still give him a nice push upwards into a better sphere. What does being better off in Purgatory mean? It means no longer having to ... more

Sermon of the Sword-Bishop

November 2018