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Be Merciful as your Heavenly Father is Merciful - Spiritual instruction

Forgiveness in the Heart of the Saints

The Triumph of Forgiveness:  Alessandro Serenelli, murderer of Saint Maria Goretti

Purgatory, mystery of joy and suffering, according to Msgr. Emile Bougaud

Format: Printed

Table of Contents November 2023

(24 pages)


Be merciful as your Heavenly Father is merciful – Sermon by Father Paulin de Jésus, o.d.m.  …Page 287

Jesus, our preeminent Model – Every Christian must forgive


Forgiveness in the Heart of the Saints  …292

A fine example of Christian charity – To imitate God, who always forgives – A heroic pardon – Forgiveness, an essential attribute of charity – Christian forgiveness relieves the suffering souls


The Triumph of Forgiveness:  Alessandro Serenelli  …296

An unfavorable environment – Under the same roof – The crime – Forgive like Jesus – A convict’s dream – Mamma Assunta – Pax et Bonum – A letter to the world


Mystery of Joy and Suffering:  Purgatory, according to Msgr. Emile Bougaud  …304

Between justice and mercy – Between joy and sorrow – Souls perfected by pain – A supernatural joy – Towards perfect purity


Let Us Pray for the Souls in Purgatory  …309


Our cover:  The Communion of Saints

I believe in the Communion of Saints (ninth article of the Creed).  These words signify that the spiritual goods of the Church are common to all its members, united together like members of the same family or body.

At the top of the picture, the Angels and the Saints adore the three Persons of the Most Holy Trinity, interceding for the faithful still living on earth.

In the middle, the faithful on earth attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in which they invoke the Saints of Heaven, pray for one another and ask for the deliverance of the souls in Purgatory.

Below, we see the souls in Purgatory.  The refreshing waters poured over them by two Angels symbolize the relief they derive from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Catéchisme en images (Catechism in Pictures) New edition o.d.m.