Why Souls Need Purgatory

Does sin lessen our happiness on earth and stop us from entering the eternal happiness of heaven?

  • Yes!

If we die while in friendship with God (no mortal sin), what may still need to be cleaned up before entering heaven?

  • Minor sins of which we didn’t yet repent.
  • The remaining damage of our sins which may still need to be repaired.
  • Still being attached to some sin (not desiring God above ALL things).

What can we do on earth to repair the damage of our sins?

  • Tell God we are sorry right away.
  • Go to confession.
  • Pray.
  • Fast: give up something good, like dessert or some of our play time.
  • Do good things for other people.