I was in Purgatory tonight.  It was as if I were being lead into an abyss, where I saw a large hall.  It is touching to see the poor souls so quiet and so sad.  Yet their faces reveal that they have joy in their hearts, because of their recollection of God’s loving mercy.  On a glorious throne, I saw the Blessed Virgin, more beautiful than I had ever beheld her.  She said: ‘I entreat you to instruct people to pray for the Holy Soul in Purgatory, for they will certainly pray much for you out of gratitude.  Prayer for these Holy Souls is very pleasing to God because it enables them to see Him sooner.’    Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich.