A Catholic priest gives the last rites to the dying and may offer a mass for a soul that departed to purgatory before making peace with God.
In some of his paintings it is as if he has been to hell and back, a reporter from the frontier of purgatory .
At the same time, the emphasis on the life of the soul in purgatory , heaven, or hell made the corpse irrelevant to popular perceptions of life after death.
Sit near the exit or offer up your suffering to the poor souls in purgatory .
I am still heavily medicated and in pain, but can't see an end to this purgatory .
There is a selection of prayers for the souls in purgatory .
One answer to the optimists' dilemma is a resurgent and slightly revised doctrine of purgatory .
This extra bit of sleep, gratuitous as it is, makes me think of the refrigerium, or heavenly refreshment, that souls in purgatory are said to enjoy on occasion.
Christianity believes in the purificatory fires of the purgatory , and the eternal fires of hell.
The long-suffering Tory faithful may feel they are going through hell; but last week's policy renaissance proved they are only in the temporary state of purgatory .