In the communion of saints, "a perennial link of charity exists between the faithful who have already reached their heavenly home, those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. between them there is, too, an abundant exchange of all good things." In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin. CCC 1475
Friday, July 23, 2010
"This wonderful exchange"
Visit our friends at Ecclesia Domestica to see the creative design for their foyer wall that incorporates their family portraits along with those of some of their extended family in heaven. It's a great witness to all who visit their home, and a constant reminder to their children of these holy examples.