I was teaching at our parish’s VBS last week and I ran across something in my lesson plan (we had purchased a program) that I found interesting.
The lesson was on the Communion of Saints and basically was going over who can pray for you.
Now, one thing that it said was that the Holy Souls in Purgatory can pray for us here on earth, but cannot pray for themselves. Is this true?
I asked our local seminarian about it and he said it was something that he could never figure out during high school, either. Why can’t the Holy Souls pray for themselves? And, can they pray for each other, then? If not, why not?