Austrian Mystic Maria Simma has revealed secrets about purgatory that have captured the imagination of many Catholics around the world. Maria died on March 16, 2004.
The 3 Mistakes 1. DO not take communion in the hand
2. DO not hold hands during the Our Father
3. Avoid Eucharistic ministers if possible In an interview Maria was asked if poor souls in Purgatory experience joy and hope in the mist of their suffering?
Maria: Yes. No soul would want to come back from Purgatory to the earth. They have knowledge which is infinitely beyond ours. They just could not decide to return to the darkness of the earth.
Here we see the difference from the suffering that we know on earth. In Purgatory, even if the pain of the soul is terrible, there is the certitude of living forever with God. It’s an unshakable certitude. The joy is greater than the pain. There is nothing on earth which could make them want to live here again, where one is never sure of anything.