Definition Of purgatory


(in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.

We Catholics believe in the purgatory and the heavens.

having the quality of cleansing or purifying.

infernal punishments are purgatory and medicinal

Example Of purgatory

  • A Catholic priest gives the last rites to the dying and may offer a mass for a soul that departed to purgatory before making peace with God.

  • According to the log book, there is no date for an end to the team's purgatory - the word ‘indefinite’ leaps off the page where their start date should be inserted.

  • All sins must be paid for, and those who had not done enough good deeds in life to compensate must suffer pain in purgatory until their sins were expiated

  • Allow me to explain: today, my library's copies of the Wolves in the Walls arrived, to much jubilation, after sitting in cataloging purgatory for some time.

  • At the same time, the emphasis on the life of the soul in purgatory , heaven, or hell made the corpse irrelevant to popular perceptions of life after death.

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