The Easter victory - Page 5


And so too can that life be ours; not indeed immediately, for to begin with the penitent and faithful soul must first go to Purgatory as did Our Lord himself on Good Friday afternoon when, as St Peter tells us, “...he went and preached to the spirits in prison” (RSV Catholic edition, 1 Peter 3:19).

But after Purgatory there will come the real life for which God made us, when the soul is clothed with a new, supernatural risen body in which it may fully share in the unimaginable joy and glory of Our Lord’s own Resurrection life.  Then evil will finally be banished, death itself destroyed, and there will remain the bliss and radiance of Easter for all eternity.

Surrexit Dominus vere: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!