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Month of November – month in which we are urged by Holy Mother the Church to be more generous in prayer and in performing acts of charity towards all those souls who suffer in the flames of Purgatory.
We might be tempted to diminish the pains of the Purgatory and even more the reality of Purgatory itself, repeating, as is often heard nowadays: "Purgatory is empty. There is nobody there" or even worse: "It doesn’t exist at all". To that, let us listen to the voice of the Church. As the Catechism teaches, Purgatory is the place of temporary punishment where the souls of those who die in the state of grace must be cleansed before entrance into heaven, if their love for God is not yet perfect.