Thérèse of Lisieux: Don’t want to go to Purgatory

Great video Father Mark. Yes. I’ve been repeating Saint Thérèse’s admonition for decades: Don’t want to go to purgatory. It pains Jesus to hear such lack of trust from His Little Flock. Jesus wants us to go straight to heaven. I’ll wax poetic on the whys and wherefores of all of this in the spiritual life during this month of November.

I’ve offered nine Masses in the last few days, the usual weekend Masses and then All Saints and then All Souls, in both counties spread throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina. Too exhausted to blog much. But I did make it up to our Town Cemetery to pray for the dead. I always stop by the graves of a neighbor’s parents and then these two brothers. The older brother was already long killed in battle before his brother signed up. The older brother was the same age in his death as I was when I signed up for the Vietnam draft:

  • Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
    • Te decet hymnus Deus in Sion, et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem. Exaudi orationem meam, ad te omnis caro veniet.
    • Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
  • Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
    • Thou art worthy to praised, O God, in Zion, and to thee shall prayer be offered in Jerusalem. Hear my prayer, for to thee shall all flesh come.
    • Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.


Filed under Military, Purgatory

6 responses to “Thérèse of Lisieux: Don’t want to go to Purgatory

  1. sanfelipe007

    Arghh! I haven’t time to watch the video, but time enough for a quick comment about your G&S reference.
    Never mind the why and wherefore
    Love can level ranks, and therefore
    Though his lordship’s station’s mighty
    Though stupendous be his brain
    Though her tastes are mean and flighty
    And her fortune poor and plain
    You hit that nail, hard, Father.

  2. nancyv

    A game changer for sure.

  3. Anne

    I was just about to give a long talk about Purgatory to my religious ed class today! This video will be added to the “talk.” I actually had a student who expressed “fearfulness of being in Heaven.” She thought she may actually be content to be in Purgatory. I did not like that and think I shouted out loud, “No!” Then explained why…………… Thank you, St. Therese of Lisieux!!!! 🙂
    I love teaching the little ones, with the help of God’s almighty grace!

  4. sanfelipe007

    About the H.M.S. Pinafore video:
    The Singer who played Josephine certainly enjoyed her part. The champagne business was new to me, and a treat to see them toss the glasses over their shoulders to be caught by the sailors – fun! The audience was right to cheer that.

  5. sanfelipe007

    Thank you, Father Goring. Thank you Father Byers.

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