Read Me or Rue It

Read Me or Rue It❴Read❵ ➯ Read Me or Rue It Author Paul OSullivan – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk This version is the shorter version It does not include How to Avoid Purgatory ie the cover is incorrect For the combined version see Forgetfulness of our beloved dead is one of the saddest realities This version is or Rue PDF Å the shorter version It does not include How to Avoid Purgatory ie the cover is incorrect For the combined version see Forgetfulness of our beloved dead is one of the saddest realities of life among Catholics especially today God has given us the means to relieve them of their sufferings in Purgatory yet their memory seems to perish with the sound of the funeral bells St Francis de Sales Read Me PDF or However we can begin today to make good this neglect by using the powerful spiritual means described in this inspiring book In Read Me or Rue It the very popular priest writer Fr Paul O'Sullivan tells many true stories about the Poor Souls in Purgatory He relates incidents from the lives of the Saints to show their great sufferings our obligation to help them as well as the many helps and graces which Me or Rue Kindle × they obtain for their benefactors in returnDon't miss the companion booklet How to Avoid Purgatory. I have just sat and read this little book on The Holy Souls in pergatory Thank you for the link Adam It is inspiring and thought provoking and has made me think very hard about how feeble my own efforts are at making offerings and praying There are many examples and ideas of things one can do to help I think it would be great if every Catholic could read this book it only took me half an hour and I am not a fast reader it is so worth it I shall also be reading the other book 'How to Avoid Pergatory' now that I have the link On my second read through I found things I liked which I’d failed to notice first time For example I didn’t remember the excellent and moving stories which followed the opening chapters They were both inspirational and motivational The emphasis on devotion to the Holy Souls was what I most appreciated¹ as they are so often forgottenneglected and cannot help themselves but can do so much for us That and the many suggested ways we can assist them and in turn ourselves making use of God’s many graces are what make this book a worthwhile read That said I know what troubles me about this book If you read it carefully—it seems to assume everyone will have to make at least a short stop off in Purgatory before going to Heaven St Thérèse of Lisieux a Doctor of the Church taught that God does not want anyone to have to go to Purgatory and that it is possible for anyone² to go straight to Heaven upon death the Good Thief? if we just make use of the graces God gives us in this life learn to love Him and our neighbor as he commands and humbly trust in Him—trust according the Little Flower is the key to everything Here is an article by Father Dr Hubert van Dijk ORC THE TEACHING OF ST THERESE OF LISIEUX ON PURGATORY which explains it best There are other shorter articles but this is the most comprehensive for the lay theologians and understandable for simple souls such as myself Not knowing who will read this book or why yet I can see how one could get the impression like Sr Fabronia in Thérèse’s example that there is little hope for ordinary souls to go straight to Heaven since Carmelite nuns and relatives of Saints spent so long in purgatory What would the individual reader of this book then do without proper counsel? ¹As a huge fan of Susan Tassone I am convinced and committed to the Church Suffering currently rereading Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory 365 Reflections which I use to record all those loved ones I have lost—as well as strangers—to remind me to pray for them ² The possibility for anyone is not the same as everyone will Purgatory is a loving gift from our Eternal God The title of this book accurately describes why it should be read Christians UniteI say the prayer of St Gertrude every day when I finish my rosary It is said the prayer of St Gertrude releases hundreds of souls from Purgatory I say it in my car as I drive to work each morning This book has reinforced my desire to say it often throughout my day Short to the point easy to read and offers a promise of hope to those who believe 93100 556 ≈ 5 Stars Excellent little booklet Definitely belongs together with How to Avoid Purgatory Encourages devotion to the Poor Souls and the conseuences if we don't have a devotion to them now An absolute essential lesson to learn some way or another readJust read it It's a must for all the Catholic Faithful There are meant accounts in the book of how thankful the Poor Souls are and they will never forget those who remember them in prayer An effectively unsettling wake up call to lukewarm Christians or those devout yet still stained perpetually with sin like myself It's hard to read this and not feel an inescapable sense of doom given that even the most pious apparently suffer much in Purgatory How then will it be for me? For all those like me? However it isn't disheartening Rather it should make its readers determined not just to avoid sin themselves but to fervently pray for the millions and millions of Holy Souls who are in Purgatory now As the psalm says God I have trusted in Thee Let me not be confounded We are all sinners and must make repentance in both this life and the next But always the mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ prevails We can only hope and pray and strive to please Him and not the Devil To all I recommend this little book to all so that purgatory may be emptied of all souls as soon as possible and remain empty God bless A higher level of spirituality that attests to the truth that God the Holy Trinity does all things well Our prayers are never wasted Our concern and attention for those who have passed into eternity serves us still on earth as well I've learned how the Second Commandment love of neighbor is so intricately tied to the First Commandment love of God You can't have one without the other I am my brother's keeper here and in eternityA higher level of spirituality that attests to the truth that God the Holy Trinity does all things well Our prayers are never wasted Our concern and attention for those who have passed into eternity serves us still on earth as well I've learned how the Second Commandment love of neighbor is so intricately tied to the First Commandment love of God You can't have one without the other I am my brother's keeper here and in eternity Before I had run across mention of this brief book I hadn't put too much thought into the nature of purgatory and the thoughts I did have were mostly wrong like the author notices about most people of any level of Catholic involvement I sort of pictured purgatory as an unpleasant waiting room your soul had to sit in for some indeterminate length of time until you'd done it long enough to be allowed into heaven I'd forgotten purge is the root of the word and it's illustrated much differently Not as scare tactics but as a warning to us and invitation to love the Holy Souls in purgatory that can no longer do anything for themselvesSo short and powerful every Catholic should take the half hour to read it with an open and loving heart