Question Can We Help The Departed Who Are In Purgatory?
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The second day of November is popularly known to Catholics as "All Souls' Day". Many religious people around the world on this day enter into a time of remembrance for the dead. Today, they remember the souls of their dearly departed. They visit their graves, light candles and offer masses for them. They are taught that the poor souls in purgatory are members of the church suffering.
While All Saints' Day is a day that Catholics remember those who have already entered heaven, All Souls' Day is a day to pray for all loved ones who have died. In particular, Catholics remember the souls of those who are caught in purgatory, undergoing a process of purification before entering heaven.
The Catholic Church teaches that "all who die in God’s grace, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven."