On Wednesday we were joined by a one of the most knowledgeable ladies we know on the subject of purgatory – Susan Tassone! This was a great show, and you’ll want to take notes because it’s packed with information and quotes from the saints that you’ll want to remember.
Susan has long been an advocate of the holy souls in purgatory, and not only that, she helps us to understand purgatory itself better. Purgatory is a place that often gets a bad rap, from Catholics and non-Catholics alike, but what would we do without it? Who of us will be perfectly fit for heaven at the moment of our death? Purgatory is a gift of God’s mercy, because it gives us the opportunity to be completely cleansed of any stains of sin so that we can stand before the all-pure, all-holy God.
Susan’s latest book, Day By Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, was just released. It’s a wonderful way to pray for the Church suffering each day, and also learn a little more about purgatory and the teachings of the Church. She was on EWTN Bookmark last week to talk about her new book. Susan has many other books you’ll want to add to your library as well, and you can check them out here. On the show she mentioned a novena she put together using the Catechism’s writings on purgatory. You can find that novena, along with many other wonderful devotions, in her book Prayers, Promises and Devotions for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Praying for the holy souls is so important! They need our prayers, and we sure need theirs. Don’t neglect calling upon the poor souls for help. They are very powerful advocates who will pray for you now and when they get to heaven.