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Hungry Souls by Gerard J.M. Van Den Aardweg
Hungry Souls by Gerard J.M. Van Den Aardweg


 
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After a week of hearing ghostly noises, a man is visited in his home by the spirit of his mother, dead for three decades. She reproaches him for his dissolute life and begs him to have Masses said in her name. Then she lays her hand on his sleeve, leaving an indelible burn mark. and departs...

A Lutheran minister, no believer in purgatory, is the puzzled recipient of repeated visitations from "demons" who come to him seeking prayer, consolation, and refuge in his little German church. But pity for the poor spirits overcomes the man's skepticism, and he marvels at what kind of departed souls could belong to Christ and yet suffer still...

Hungry Souls recounts these stories and many other trustworthy, Church-verified accounts of earthy visitations from the "Museum of Purgatory" in Rome, which contains relics of encounters with the Holy Souls. including numerous evidences of hand prints burned into clothing and books; burn marks that cannot be explained by natural means or duplicated by artificial ones. More than just a collection of "Catholic ghost stories," Hungry Souls also discerns from these accounts important truths about the afterlife, about God's mercy, and ultimately, about the urgent necessity to pray and perform sacrifices for our brothers and sisters in Purgatory, and to reform our lives so as to shorten our own stay in that place of real and awful suffering.

Softcover. 157 pp.


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