Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Get Us Out of Here"

PurgatoryPicture source Suffering Souls

In this month's issue of The Friends of the Poor Souls their is a review of a book entitled Get Us Out of Here about the late Maria Simma who had communications with souls in purgatory. The following is one story:

“One night, around 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, I heard someone coming into my bedroom... I saw a complete stranger. He walked back and forth slowly. I said to him severely: How did you get in here? Go away! But he continued to walk impatiently around the bedroom as if he hadn't heard. So I asked him again: What are you doing? But as he still didn't answer, I jumped out of bed and tried to grab him, but I grasped only air. There was nothing there. So I went back to bed, but again I heard him pacing back and forth. I wondered how I could see this man, but I couldn't grab him. I rose again to hold onto him and to stop him from walking around; again, I grasped only emptiness. Puzzled, I went back to bed. He didn't come back, but I couldn't get back to sleep.

The next day, after Mass, I went to see my spiritual director and told him everything. He told me that if this should happen again, I shouldn't ask, Who are you? but What do you want from me? The following night, the man returned. I asked him: What do you want from me? He replied: Have three Masses celebrated for me, and I will be delivered. So I understood that it was a soul in Purgatory. My spiritual director confirmed this. He also advised me never to turn away the poor souls, but to accept with generosity whatever they asked of me..."


Michelle said...

I read that in The Amazing Secret of the Souls in Purgatory: An Interview with Maria Simma which is a booklet written by Sister Emmanuel of Medjugorje and published by Queenship Publishing Company. It was fascinating, and gives one an entirely new perspective on "ghosts." Apparantly, seeing the souls in purgatory is a rare but Church-recognized charism. Not sure I'd want such a "gift."

EC Gefroh said...

Michelle: I will have to read that. Thanks! I don't know I'd like souls appearing to me either.