Articles tagged: purgatory

The 13 Examples of Pride Carved into the Floor of Purgatory

literature Theology

SPL Staff • January 11th, 2016

"The Proud" by Gustave Dore. Listers, pride is the first sin to be purged in Dante's literary work the Purgatorio. The purgation of pride represents the first ledge of purgatory. There are seven ledges - one for each of the seven deadly vices. Dante orders them according to their proximity to... Read More →

Ante-Purgatory: "The 3 Ways Those Who Repent Late in Life are Punished in Dante's Purgatorio"

literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 16th, 2015

Ante-Purgatory   1. The Excommunicated In Canto III, Dante and Virgil encounter those souls who were excommunicated. The reason, however, these souls are in purgatory and not hell is because they repented at the very end of their life. In Dante's Purgatorio, the repentant excommunicants are... Read More →

Purgatory: 8 Maps of Dante's Purgatorio

literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 7th, 2015

"The Portals of Purgatory" by Gustave Dore. Listers, "The "Divina Commedia" is an allegory of human life, in the form of a vision of the world beyond the grave, written avowedly with the object of converting a corrupt society to righteousness: "to remove those living in this life from the state... Read More →

Move Past the Protestant Propaganda: 8 More Questions on Indulgences

Theology

SPL Staff • May 23rd, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

Do Good Works Merit the Soul in Mortal Sin? And 10 Others Questions on Indulgences

Theology

SPL Staff • May 16th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

St. Augustine on Caring for the Dead: 6 Exhortations

Theology

SPL Staff • November 2nd, 2011

Holy Mother Church teaches us the following: To Pray for the Living and the Dead - One of the Spiritual Acts of Mercy To Bury the Dead - One of the Corporal Works of Mercy Listers, these two principles of Catholicism are articulated in the following Early Church passage by St. Augustine. The... Read More →
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