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Roman Catholic Doctrine

Purgatory (Latin, "purgare", to make clean, to purify) in accordance with Roman Catholic teaching, is a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God's Grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions.

The faith of the Church concerning Purgatory is clearly expressed in the Decree of Union drawn up by the Roman Catholic Council of Florence (Mansi, t. XXXI, col. 1031), and in the decree of the Roman Catholic Council of Trent:

"Whereas the Catholic Church, instructed by the Holy Ghost, has, from the sacred writings and the ancient tradition of the Fathers [of the Catholic Church], taught, in sacred councils, and very recently in this OEcumenical Synod, that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls there detained are helped by the suffrages of the Faithful, but principally by the acceptable Sacrifice of the Altar [i.e., the Mass]..." (Roman Catholic Council of Trent, Decree Concerning Purgatory, Session 25, Wednesday, December 4, 1563).
Temporal Punishment

That temporal punishment is due to sin, even after the sin itself has been pardoned by God, is clearly the teaching of Scripture.

God indeed brought man out of his first disobedience and gave him power to govern all things (Wisdom 10:2), but still condemned him "to eat his bread in the sweat of his brow" until he returned unto dust.

God forgave the incredulity of Moses and Aaron, but in punishment kept them from the "land of promise" (Numbers 20:12).

The Lord took away the sin of David, but the life of the child was forfeited because David had made God's enemies blaspheme His Holy Name (2 Kings 12:13-14).

In the New Testament as well as in the Old, almsgiving and fasting, and in general penitential acts are the real fruits of repentance (Matthew 3:8. Luke 3:3; 17:3).

The whole penitential system of the Church testifies that the voluntary assumption of penitential works has always been part of true repentance and the Roman Catholic Council of Trent (Session 24, Canon 11) reminds the faithful that God does not always remit the whole punishment due to sin together with the guilt.

God requires satisfaction, and will punish sin, and this doctrine involves as its necessary consequence a belief that the sinner failing to do penance in this life may be punished in another world, and so not be cast off eternally from God.

Venial Sins

All sins are not equal before God, nor dare anyone assert that the daily faults of human frailty will be punished with the same severity that is meted out to serious violation of God's law.

On the other hand whosoever comes into God's presence must be perfectly pure for in the strictest sense His "eyes are too pure, to behold evil" (Hab., 1:13). For unrepented venial faults for the payment of temporal punishment due to sin at time of death, the Church has always taught the doctrine of purgatory.

So deep was this belief ingrained in our common humanity that it was accepted by the Jews, and in at least a shadowy way by the pagans, long before the coming of Christ. (Aeneid, VI, 735 sq.; Sophocles, Antigone, 450 sq.).

Catholics Need to Practice Charity
For the Poor, Suffering Souls in Purgatory

For members of the Catholic Church, belief in Purgatory fosters piety among the Faithful and deters one from venial sins of commission and omission. It also begets a true spirit of penance, and gives the Faithful a solid reason of why they need to practice Charity for the Poor, Suffering Souls in Purgatory, especially for the Souls of their own relatives and friends in particular and everyone else in general.  Remember, God is never outdone in Charity and in generosity!

It likewise awakens within each person, especially those who are devoted to helping the Poor, Suffering Souls in Purgatory, salutary thoughts of the life to come.

Such charitable persons also realize that if they help the Poor, Suffering Souls in Purgatory now, that after they die, if they have the misfortune to end up in Purgatory, for whatever time, God will help them.  How?

God, in His Infinite Mercy and Justice, will inspire those still in this life to have Holy Masses offered for those Souls who had the most compassion on the Poor, Suffering Souls in Purgatory when they were yet still in this mortal life.

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Testimonials As the Result of Recent Novenas!!
Reports of Favors Granted by Saint Jude Thaddeus,
Apostle and Martyr, Patron Saint of Hopeless,
Desperate and Impossible Cases

Saint Jude Helped Danny Thomas Become a Big Star!

Danny Thomas
[b. at Deerfield, Michigan on Saturday, January 6, 1912 –
d. at Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, February 6, 1991]

It was like a miracle, the way it happened!
You believe in miracles,
don’t you?!
(Danny Thomas)

Below is a summary of the many Testimonials so many people have sent me over the years concerning how Saint Jude Thaddeus has answered their Novena intentions.

Sometimes their Testimonials are so extremely personal, that they can not be published as written.  This is one of various reasons for the following summary which list is indeed a long one.

But, in order to be brief, the wonderful Testimonials to Saint Jude include such things as:

passing exams;
being protected from harm while on active military duty (especially in Iraq);
getting a job;
getting a visa;
selling a home;
buying a house;
spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, psychological healing;
improvement of a relationship;
getting a compatible marriage mate;
help for one's Parent or Child;
being healed from a major disease (several have reported being healed from cancer and other serious diseases);
not needing minor surgery for a physical problem;
not needing major surgery for a physical problem (in at least one case, a person had the proof of her miracle in the form of the before and after x-rays which proved her instant and total cure);
moving to a better climate;
being accepted by a certain institution of higher learning;
getting a job promotion;
keeping one's job;
moving from one country to another;
many special intentions known only to the persons requesting the Novenas to Saint Jude;
many, many Novenas of Thanksgiving to Saint Jude for one or more intentions granted by Saint Jude;
many other things.
Some people ask me to remind everyone else that Saint Jude Thaddeus is in fact a powerful intercessor before the Throne of God in Heaven on behalf of those for whom and for whose intentions their 9 Day Novenas are made here at the Shrine of Saint Jude.  They tell me how they themselves have personally experienced his most powerful intercession in their own lives and frequently add that this is why they continue to keep coming back to Saint Jude whenever they are in need of help.

Because of the very positive experiences of some people in getting what they need as the result of their Novenas being made here at the Shrine of Saint Jude, some of them have, as it were, a "perpetual", or "continuous" non-stop series of Novenas - one that begins every Sunday of the year.  As a result, they tell me they almost always get what they need and even sometimes they get some things they would like to have, but do not really need.

I, personally, have also been helped by Saint Jude in so many different ways over the years, so many, many time, for which I most humbly thank Saint Jude for all of his most powerful help and intercession with God!

Thank You, Saint Jude!

Father Michael

For the Complete Listing of all of the Testimonials,
please click on this link to go to the complete Testimonials web page.

Reasons to Send Us Your
Novena Intentions for Saint Jude Thaddeus
Why should you send us your Novena intentions so that we may make Novenas to Saint Jude Thaddeus for you?

Because Priests are God's Helpers. By God's Holy Will the Catholic Priest, who is “another Christ”, is the Ordained Mediator between God and mankind (cf. Hebrews 5:1-4).  God and Saint Jude hear the prayers of God's Ordained Mediators as proven in the Testimonials.

“The Priest [is] a Mediator between God and man”  (Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii, On the Catholic Priesthood, Friday, December 20, 1935).

Priests are God's Helpers:

“The Priest represents Christ Who said:  As the Father hath sent me, I also send you" (John 20:21).  He that heareth you, heareth Me (Luke 10:16).  Admitted to this most sublime ministry by a call from Heaven, he is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins (Hebrews 5:1).   To him must come anyone who wishes to live the life of the Divine Redeemer and who desires to receive strength, comfort and nourishment for his soul; from him the salutary medicine must be sought by anyone who wishes to rise from sin and lead a good life. Hence all Priests may apply to themselves with full right the words of the Apostle of the Gentiles:  For we are God’s coadjutors [assistants; helpers] (1 Corinthians 3:9)."

(Pope Pius XII, Apostolic Exhortation, Menti Nostrae, To the Clergy of the Entire World, On the Development of Holiness in Priestly Life, Saturday, September 23, 1950.)

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Thank You, Saint Jude!!!

9 - 11-2001
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