The goal of this website is to be a safe for souls website advancing Catholic thinking and education. When editing, please adhere to the Content Standards.

Some images have been enhanced for teaching purposes and may not be identical to the original artwork.


From The Work of God's Children
Jump to: navigation, search

Pur"ga*to*ry, a. Etym: [l. purgatorius.]

Defn: tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory. Burke.

Purgatory Pur"ga*to*ry, n. Etym: [cf. F. purgatoire.]

Defn: a state or place of purification after death; according to the Roman catholic creed, a place, or a state believed to exist after Death, in which the souls of persons are purified by expiating such Offenses committed in this life as do not merit eternal damnation, or In which they fully satisfy the justice of god for sins that have Been forgiven. After this purgation from the impurities of sin, the Souls are believed to be received into heaven.


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.


Media in category "Purgatory"

The following 11 files are in this category, out of 11 total.

Personal tools