IN THE END
How will my life now affect my life for eternity? How can I prepare myself now for a holy death? What is the purpose of death? Why would God who is good allow some to enter into eternal separation from Him? How does purgatory show God's great mercy?
Eternal Father, I offer thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits. First, to expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. Second, to purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life. Third, to supply for the good I ought to have done and that I have neglected this day and all my life. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena
Am I prepared to die and meet the merciful and just Judge? How can I help others who are dying or facing the death of a loved one?
Catholic Encyclopedia: Preparation for Death
Catholic Encyclopedia: Particular Judgement
Catholic Encyclopedia: General Judgement (Final Judgement)
Catholic Encyclopedia: Purgatory
Catholic Encyclopedia: Heaven
Catholic Encyclopedia: Hell
Catholic Encyclopedia: General Resurrection
Catholic Answers: Purgatory
Catholic Answers: The Roots of Purgatory
Catholic Answers: The Hell There Is!
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