Purgatory Messages From Our Lady of Medjugorje
Medjugorje visionary Vicka tell us that Purgatory is a very big space and in appearance is much like a misty gray fog that looks like ashes. There people are weeping, moaning, trembling in what seems like terrible suffering. The Blessed Mother told Vicka, "These people need your prayers, especially the ones who have no one to pray for them." Vicka adds that this is why we have to pray so much for these poor souls; they desperately need our prayers to go from Purgatory to Heaven.
Medjugorje visionary Mirjana tells us that in Purgatory there are several levels. The more you pray on earth, the higher your level in Purgatory will be. The lowest level is closest to Hell where the suffering is the most intense. The highest level is closest to Heaven and there the sufferings are the least. Mirjana adds that, the Blessed Mother asked for prayers for the souls in Purgatory, as they are helpless to pray for themselves. Through prayer, Marijana tells us we on earth can do much to help them. The Blessed Mother also told Mirjana that when souls leave Purgatory and go to Heaven, most go on Christmas Day.
Medjugorje visionary Ivan has also seen Purgatory, he tell us that the Blessed Mother told him that those who go to Purgatory are those who prayed and believed only occasionally, they were filled with doubt that they were not certain that God exists. They did not know how to pray on earth, or if they did know how, they did not pray.
All the other Medjugorje visionaries have seen Purgatory to some degree as well.
These are some of Our Lady's messages given to the Medjugorje visionaries in regards to Purgatory.
July 21, 1982
Concerning Purgatory: "There are many souls in Purgatory. There are also persons who have been consecrated to God - some priests, some Religious. Pray for their intentions, at least the Lord's Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be seven times each, and the Creed. I recommend it to you. There is a large number of souls who have been in Purgatory for a long time because no one prays for them."
January 10, 1983
Mirjana shared with Father Tomislav Vlasic that during the year and a half that she had been receiving apparitions, she had experienced the maternal love and intimacy of Our Lady and questioned Her why God could so "Mercilessly" send sinners to Hell forever. "Men who go to Hell no longer wants to receive any benefit from God. They do not repent nor do they cease to revolt and to blaspheme. They make up their mind to live in Hell and do not contemplate leaving it."
Regarding Purgatory: "In Purgatory there are different levels; the lowest is close to Hell and the highest gradually draws near to Heaven. It is not on All Souls Day, but at Christmas, that the greatest number of souls leave Purgatory. There are in Purgatory, souls who pray ardently to God, but for whom no relative or friend prays on earth. God makes them benefit from the prayers of other people. It happens that God permits them to manifest themselves in different ways, close to their relatives on earth, in order to remind men of the existence of Purgatory and to solicit their prayers to come close to God who is just, but good. The majority of people go to Purgatory. Many go to Hell. A small number go directly to Heaven."
December 26, 1983
To Ivan regarding a question asked by Father Laurentin: "Our Lady prays for that. May he who undertakes it, do it in prayer. It is there that he will find his inspiration."
...Regarding souls in Purgatory: "These persons wait for your prayers and your sacrifices."
NOVEMBER 6, 1986: "Dear children; Today I would like to invite you to pray, day by day, for the souls in purgatory. Every soul needs prayer and grace to reach God and His love. This way, you too, dear children, can find new intercessors who will help you in life to know that all things of the earth are not important for you. It is only Heaven which you need tend to. For this reason, dear children, pray without interruption so that you may help yourself and those to whom your prayers will bring joy. Thank you for your response to my call."
By Michael K. Jones (With a personal commentary)