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Let’s not wait for purgatory to love!

N'attendons pas le purgatoire pour aimer
What happens at the moment of death? Accordint to the Church, judgment takes place when the soul separates from the body. This encourages us to learn to love and forgive right now.

How long shall we spend in purgatory?

Combien de temps va-t-on passer au purgatoire ?
Since purgatory is a preparatory stage to paradise, it would seem that we spend a certain amount of time there. But the most pressing question is: how much?

How can we relate to our deceased?

Quel lien avec notre défunt ? Enseignement de soeur Cécile
The physical, sensitive bond with our loved-ones gets violently shattered when they die. When such destructive power hits, what then remains of our ties with the deceased?

Purgatory is not hell

Le purgatoire n'est pas l'enfer
Purgatory is not hell. It is the antechamber to paradise, and is both justice and mercy.

After death, a necessary purification

Le purgatoire, une purification après la mort
Purgatory belongs to the Catholic faith. However, aspects of it can be found in other cultures and religions, which affirm that purification is necessary after death.

How can we overcome the death of a friend?

Perdre un ami
Mourning a family member is commonly accepted. This is much less the case when it's a friend. What is the nature of this penalty? Don Thomas Lapenne's answer on RCF's Sanctuaires normands program.

Four key tips to overcoming a long-lasting ordeal

Que faire quand la souffrance dure ?
It's possible to get through an ordeal. But what can you do when it takes hold: a long-term illness, bereavement, disability, a family rift? Interviewed for RCF Sanctuaires normands, Father Charles Lenoir, who has himself experienced burn-out, gives us 4 keys to overcoming the ordeal that lasts.

Can you change your mind once you are in hell?

Peut-on changer d'avis en enfer ? Don Thomas Lapenne
Can the damned, the very people whom, in our imagination, are roasting in the fires of hell, change their mind after all? Find out more with Rev. Fr. Thomas Lapenne who refreshes a few truths on what hell is about, and how the dramatic possibility of ending there out of one's free will engages one's responsibility in one's daily life.