On Time in Purgatory

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Very excited you are doing this. As far as questions, I would like to dig deep of the time frames of purgatory. I see there are indulgences taking 100’s of years off time in purgatory, but Cardinal Ratzinger wrote:

"The transforming 'moment' of this encounter cannot be quantified by the measurements of earthly time. It is, indeed, not eternal but a transition, and yet trying to qualify it as of “short” or “long” duration on the basis of temporal measurements derived from physics would be naive and unproductive."



Is it therefore possible purgatory, in light of 1st Corinthians 3, is a moment of purgation rather than a tremendous amount of time?

"…it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire."

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What is purgatory?

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"All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1030-1031). It is in purgatory that the last vestiges of love of self are transformed into love for God.

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