Purgatory is the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that “…nothing unclean will enter Heaven.”
“Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.”
St. John Chrysostom
Benefits of the Mass to the souls in purgatory.
Day of wrath! O day of mourning!
See fulfilled the prophets’ warning,
Heaven and earth in ashes burning!
Oh, what fear man’s bosom rendeth,
when from heaven the Judge descendeth,
on whose sentence all dependeth.
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, All Souls, November 2nd
Eternal Rest Grant unto Them Oh Lord, Let perpetual light shine upon them, May they Rest in Peace, Amen.