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!Download Book ♴ Hungry Souls ☲ 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 departsA 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 stillHungry Souls recounts these stories and many others trustworthy, Church verified accounts of earthly visitations from the dead in Purgatory Accompanying these accounts are images 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 Riveting Frank Williams a man is visited in his home by the spirit of his mother Why the Allies Won 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 Being Sam Frears leaving an indelible burn mark Homing Instinct and departsA Lutheran minister Post Everything no believer in Purgatory Nikhil (Kaliszians, is the puzzled recipient of repeated visitations from demons who come to him seeking prayer Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, consolation Buried Fire and refuge in his little German church But pity for the poor spirits overcomes the man s skepticism The Dragons Virgin Slave and he marvels at what kind of departed souls could belong to Christ and yet suffer stillHungry Souls recounts these stories and many others trustworthy Soft Keys Church verified accounts of earthly visitations from the dead in Purgatory Accompanying these accounts are images from the Museum of Purgatory in Rome Fat, Black, Virgin. (1) which contains relics of encounters with the Holy Souls A Season with Verona 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 Riveting An Unusual and Interesting Book, Worth a Read for Many Types of PeopleThis book was not quite what I was expecting, but it still turned out to be excellent and very well written I ordered this book because I ve been extremely interested in near death experiences for many years, and have read many books on the subject I would not say the book is mis described on , but as it turns out, the book contains only a little bit on near death experiences and visions The author is a Dutch psychotherapist, born in 1936, who is both conservative and very traditionally old Catholic in his interests and life approach This book is a good read even for non Catholics and non religious people, for reasons I will explain below and the reasons are nothing to do with converting people to Catholicism, but with understanding certain behavior of some groups of people in this life This book is about Purgatory, and messages from Purgatory which have been received and documented by the Catholic church It s a really nice volume on extremely high quality paper with color photographs of official church relics which are preserved, all having to do with Purgatory Many of these relics are from the 1800s They are currently housed in the Museo del Purgatorio Museum of Purgatory , at the Vatican, in Rome The book concentrates on spiritual visitations which are all investigated, accepted, and documented by the Catholic church, to Catholics The book is very well written with extensive notes on every chapter, and a bibliography at the end I was born as a nominal Christian in a traditional Protestant denomination, but was not schooled in Christianity growing up I feel I am a spiritual person, but not really a practicing Christian I had heard of Purgatory, but knew nothing about it before reading this book It seems to be a doctrine of the Catholic Church, but rejected by most Protestant Churches except Methodist and Lutheran I supplemented my reading by looking up Purgatory and reading a few online articles about it For those who do not know what it is, it is an intermediate place where saved souls go to purify themselves and cleanse themselves from all earthly sins before entering heaven According to what I read in this book, it is not God who casts souls into Purgatory, but the souls themselves, who appearing before God feel ashamed and unclean with the sin in their souls therefore, they cast themselves into Purgatory for months or years to cleanse themselves before returning to the gates of Heaven The gates of Heaven are not locked, but are wide open Yet, they dare not enter while still in an unclean state Those who reject God, according to what I read, go neither to Heaven, nor Purgatory, but to Hell The method of cleansing in Purgatory is a burning fire like the fires of Hell , and this is why the preserved relics are all things like burned hand hand prints or fingerprints, on fabric, on walls, on prayer books, etc The rust of sin has to be burned away The main message communicated from the souls in Purgatory, according to this book, is that LIVING PEOPLE need to PAY ATTENTION to HOW they are sinning, and how they are living each and every day THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT WHILE THEY ARE STILL ALIVE, in trying to stop sinning, and to become a better person, and to atone for the sins which they have committed To do so will greatly shorten their future time in Purgatory EVERYTHING THAT WE DO AND SAY AND THINK in our lives DOES MATTER Some of the souls suffering in Purgatory have communicated that examples of what they are there for are things like failing to practice temperance in food and drink, smoking or drugs for failures to behave charitably, or kindly a priest performing masses while motivated for getting extra money, rather than for spiritual reasons for ridiculing religion for being self centered the many hidden flaws stemming from the soul s lower self in all of us.By reading this book, I learned all about Purgatory, as well as the mindset paradigm in which Catholic people were living up through the 1950s One of the author s points in writing this book he s now 83 is that young people are no longer being taught about Purgatory, and that they SHOULD be that the Church needs to start teaching people about it AGAIN To not do so is a grave disservice, according to the author Also, the doctrine of Purgatory was reaffirmed by both Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope John Paul II it has MOST DEFINITELY NOT BEEN DROPPED as many modern or young Catholics apparently seem to think.One of the useful things I learned in this book, as a non Catholic, and as a non practicing nominal Christian, is about a cultural phenomenon many people are asking about today Lately, every time there is some kind of terrorist massacre with guns or bombs, you see so many people commenting online about offering their thoughts and prayers Lately, at least in the United States, there has been somewhat of a backlash against this, with people being angry about those who offer thoughts and prayers, as in how USELESS is THAT Through reading this book, I learned all about the Catholic belief that ALL souls in Purgatory who are ALL the souls who believe in God, and who will eventually go to Heaven all of whom will need to be in Purgatory for months or years before getting into Heaven CAN ONLY BE HELPED BY THE LIVING WHO ARE WILLING TO PRAY FOR THEM According to what I read, Catholic Doctrine says that because the souls in Purgatory no longer have a body, they are not able to take any actions to undo their sin But because people on the Earth still have bodies, THEIR ACTIONS CAN HAVE AN EFFECT Thus, THIS IS THE REASON for the Requiem Masses for the Dead in the Catholic Church Those in Purgatory our parents, relatives, and friends can be helped to get out sooner by our constant prayers for them, by our own performing of good deeds on Earth, etc I m not an expert to give examples, but examples are given in the book So my own personal conclusion is that I think what is happening when people offer thoughts and prayers is that this is part of an older tradition of offering prayers for the dead those killed in the shooting or bombing who are all assumed to be in Purgatory, in order to HELP THEM THROUGH AND REDUCE THEIR SUFFERING TIME IN PURGATORY except that people today no longer know WHY that is the traditional thing to offer As far as having Masses said for dead relatives or people killed in disasters, I presume the reason this is supposed to be helpful is because of the great NUMBERS of people in the Church praying for the souls of those people, even if they are strangers, that all of this praying helps them In one case offered in the book, one dead soul appeared and asked that Masses be held for her After two Requiem Masses were held, the dead person appeared again to tell the living person that this had been enough to get them out of Purgatory, and they were now moving on to Heaven Before reading this book, I d heard the term Requiem Mass, but had no idea what it meant, or what it s significance was supposed to be So back to modern disasters, people offer thoughts when they aren t religious, and prayers if they are religious, but as a way of trying to express condolences Apparently what they should also be doing is also OFFERING REAL PRAYERS for those people Here is an example, given in the book, of a few phrases from a Requiem Prayer thus discharge, in that life hereafter, by mercy, the consequences of their trespasses, and call them to the crown of the immortalityof the accomplished virtue in the heavenly kingdom and grant the souls of the defunct the eternal rest and eternal Light to enlighten them I also learned in my supplementary reading that Islam believes in a Purgatory like state, called Barzakh although like in Catholicism, it isn t talked about too much today in Islam Modern Islam, according to my reading, also focuses on a person s life and on the Day of Judgement In Buddhism, the Purgatory like state or place is called the Bardo Realm I think this book is a very worthwhile read for ALL Catholics For non Catholics, it is an interesting and thoughtful read for anyone interested either in religions, in spirituality many topics are discussed in the book than I have space to mention here , and for anyone seeking to understand what other groups of humans believe I found it especially interesting as the origin of the thoughts and prayers behavior after terrorist attacks or disasters became clear to me. When I first began reading this book, I was disheartened by the fact that there were reports of children aged less than 10 years old doing large time in Purgatory If a child s sins kept him her in Purgatory, what chance do I have of ever getting out of there and into heaven, because my age of 5 times, and sins of all my own years would prove that much purification needed But later chapters gave hope of what I could do to help the poor souls, and gave me hope, by proving the power of prayer, fasting, and daily offerings of simple tasks for their relief I would recommend this book to people of all faiths. This was an engrossing read that also serves as a wake up call We become so wrapped up in secular affairs that we frequently allow the spiritual world to be placed in the background Our soul, God s love and our cooperation in His love do not occupy enough of our attention This book brings the spiritual to the forefront.The person who believes in a loving God will get a sense of how interconnected we all are. I love a book when I cannot even put down, went everywhere with it Recommend it to family and friends..Hungry Souls is a very heavy book..brings you to reality.talks of people that passed away and coming back to the living and showing themselves that there is Purgatory, Hell and Heaven.teaches one what to do to help these poor souls..be it family or just people we do not know..speaks of a nun and her deceased dad..her dad coming back begging for prayers and mass because he was severly suffering..the daughter offers up 3 masses and lots of prayers and she eventually sees her dad again in bright light..The dad came back to thank her for her prayersthe daughter dies 6 months later at the tender age of 28..after seeing her dad she longed for the love of God. An absorbing read.Fascinating book that explains the existence of ghosts, explaining that most are souls asking for prayers I thought ghosts were evil but not so, most of the time ghosts are not diabolical manifestations at all Based on Catholic teaching and Scripture, the book starts with a review of the Church of the Suffrage in Rome which contains a little old museum These are items relating to Poor Souls who have visited the living to beg for prayers Some of the items include burned in images on cloth of hands or fingers as proof from these suffering souls that they indeed exist, were suffering greatly from real fire and needed prayers to satisfy their debt before entering heaven.The book emphasizes the mercy that the living must perform in praying for the dead, as those in Purgatory cannot pray for themselves The dead can no longer gain any merit, as we the living still can before our personal judgement In Scripture we are advised not only to bury the dead, but also to pray for the dead.The book goes on to describe differences in paranormal activity Phenomena can be caused by dead souls who are allowed by God to interact with the living, good angels, or sometimes a fallen angel a demon.We are never to ask for or seek this kind of material contact, since we can never know who is really on the other side of the veil, as the devil is a liar and can impersonate anyone However in charity, we must always pray for the good soul who may be asking for prayers The good appreciate the prayers while an evil spirit rejects holy activity.Included are descriptions of good people or saints who prayed assiduously for the Poor Souls, and thus were visited by many because of their kind help In turn these grateful souls interceded with God to get great favors for their living friends.In one description, a kind prayerful woman characterized the ugly, scary, grotesque, groaning appearances as those who were in the deepest Purgatory and had many sins they had barely escaped the permanence of Hell in spite of a very bad life, and had much reparation to make As this woman offered rosaries, novenas and had Masses said for the soul, this disfigurement would slowly transform into beauty, and the grateful person would be able speak and thank the woman.I recommend this book for anyone scared of the dark, afraid of ghosts, those who don t believe in ghosts, and anyone who mourns the death of loved ones. Very insightful book Urges one to always remember to pray for the souls who have died. This book was stunning Despite being Catholic and having Purgatory as a part of my theology, I never really was able to reflect on what it was, what it would be like, or how entwined it is with the living world I didn t even know there was a whole chapel dedicated to preserving evidence of the apparitions of souls in Purgatory heck, I didn t even know souls in Purgatory appeared to people This book was easy to read, spiritually powerful with every page, and full of well sourced stories It gave me a whole different view of Purgatory, a view that is much hopeful and at peace if I end up there, as well as helped to strengthened my resolve to not want to go there at all Aardweg convincingly reveals the need to pray for the souls in Purgatory and the stories he relates help to show the desperation the souls have in wanting to be free from Purgatory and united with God I feel much connected to my departed brothers and sisters from reading this book.The stories which explained the apparitions acting like Hollywood ghosts was a little unnerving, but it made me recognize that people don t get these ideas for dramatizations from nowhere There were times after I had read a chapter that I would lay down to sleep and find myself spooked Ultimately it made me say a prayer for the souls in Purgatory and reassure them that I was praying and therefore there was no need to appear to me I suppose that was the point. We have to pray for all souls in Purgatory This book will touch your heart and you will be thinking about the hungry souls that are waiting for a prayer and help that us here on Earth can bring to them It is a simple prayer made with love and devotion We take this devotion with love and hope We give thanks to God in the name of Jesus If you want to help the souls in Purgatory you can say this prayer God we offer you the most precious blood of your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in union with all the masses given today for all the blessed souls in Purgatory Amen Jesus gave this prayer to St Gertrudis Hope anyone who read this review can say this prayer, thank you. You think you have read everything of interest on religion or the paranormal You haven t Hungry Souls Supernatural Visits, Messages, and Warnings from Purgatory General Description 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 departsA 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 stillHungry Souls recounts these stories and many others trustworthy, Church verified accounts of earthly visitations from the dead in Purgatory Accompanying these accounts are images 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 Riveting Riveting, indeed