Could Purgatory last centuries?


#1

I’ve recently read that for certain souls Purgatory could last for centuries (earth time). Is this true?


#2

Dear PMV,

There is no time after we die. Often puratory is spoken of in time as a help in understanding the degrees of purgation that it entails. To say that one is in purgatory for a long time is to say that the purgation can be severe for some people–which it can be.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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