How are prayers distributed in purgatory?


Full Question

How are prayers distributed in purgatory? I find it hard to believe that a famous person would enter heaven ahead of a poor, friendless soul simply because the celebrity has more people praying for him.

Answer

How prayers help the suffering souls in purgatory is God’s domain. All we can do is petition for those souls who we believe may be in need of prayers and trust that God will apply the graces obtained by such prayers in a just and merciful manner.


Michelle Arnold