Avoiding Purgatory

Spiritual Growth

"Amen, amen I say unto you: Except that you eat the flesh of the Son of man,
and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you."

The Living Bread (St. John 6:54)

Doing the Father's Will

"Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done"

". . . .All Christ did, all he taught, was the will of God. Humility in our daily lives, an unwavering faith, a moral sense of modesty in conversation, justice in acts, mercy in deed, discipline, refusal to harm others, a readiness to suffer harm, peaceableness with our brothers, a whole-hearted love of the Lord, loving in him what is of the Father, fearing him because he is God, preferrring nothing to him who preferred nothing to us, clinging tenaciously to his love, standing by his cross with loyalty and courage whenever there is any conflict involving his honor and his name, manifesting in our speech the constancy of our profession and under torture confidence for the fight, and in dying the endurance for which we will be crowned — this is what it means to wish to be a coheir with Christ, to keep God's command; this is what it means to do the will of the Father."

From a treatise on the Lord's Prayer by Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr. Your kingdom come. Your will be done. Taken from The Liturgy of the Hours, Volume III: Ordinary Time - Weeks 1-17, Wednesday, Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time, Office of Readings, p.368. (Nn. 13-15; CSEL 3, 275-278)

Action Item

The Church teaches that one of the spiritual works of mercy is "to pray for the living and the dead." May we invite you to sponsor a Beloved? If you have already done so, would you consider 'adopting' another soul, and agree to pray for their repose?

May God bless you abundantly here and in the life to come!