My brother passed away suddenly on April 16th 2019. He died alone of a intracranial haemorrhage.
We had difficult relations. He had struggled all of his 51 years wrestling with the legacy of a difficult upbringing. We were orphaned at a young age and this obviously left its mark on him and in me in different ways. He was my brother and there is that bond despite life’s troubles.
During lent of 2019 I would go out walking and praying saying Rosaries a few weeks before he died. I began praying for him although we were estranged from each other. I prayed that he would let go of feelings of wanting to gain revenge on others and that he’d learn to forgive. Looking back I can see the value of those prayers and the timing.
At the end of May 2019 my wife began receiving messages from Jesus by outer locution. I asked Jesus what date did he pass away and I was told it was the 16th Of April. His soul was now in lower purgatory. Jesus said it’s an unpleasant place but that it was necessary for his soul.
Jesus relayed a message via my wife from my brother to me:
Jesus : ‘Thank you, I am so sorry for all I did to you and I love you my dear Brother’
Jesus: Brother loves Christopher so much, so much. Though he is in a dark place now it is getting brighter.
Tom was a big fan of a band called ‘Japan’. While looking through my you tube search history of played songs, 7 Japan songs in a row had been listened to. I hadn’t played these so I was astonished:
June 10th 2019
From Little Prophet Messages
‘ Jesus said ‘ he wants you to think of him’.
We said a rosary for his soul immediately. After Little Prophet asked if it will help, Jesus said’ be patient’.
Recently I have read about how the lowest levels of purgatory are similar to hell. It’s a difficult place because the soul is purging itself of powerful attachments like addictions and negative ways of thinking. The prayers of loved ones will start to work after they are removed from this lower pit of purification.
By the 23rd of June 2019 my brother had reached mid purgatory. I had masses said for him and prayed many Rosaries for his soul. I had received an image in my head of him looking content and wearing smarter clothes. He was wearing a blue suit and looked much better.
Jesus was allowing me this unique opportunity to have updates about how his soul was doing and I was fired up to pray for him more and more as time went on.
My Uncle died in 1997 and despite being raised a Catholic he pronounced resolutely that he was an atheist . After I had helped my brother my focus went to his soul. Atheism is a real upset for God especially from baptised Catholics. Much time would be spent purging at the lower levels. Much intellectual disentanglement needs to occur in purgatory that was gathered over a life time. During prayer I could see my uncle. Early on his clothes were torn and shabby which was very unlike him. He also struggled to stand properly and seemed lost in the fog. Eventually after many prayers his clothes became smarter and I would talk out clearly during my rosary intentions for him to focus and pray with me as I prayed for him. I added the St Gertrude prayer to the end of every decade too. Eventually Jesus told us that he was in a part of purgatory called ‘ A Place Of Thought ‘. On earth he had been a soldier and a policeman so to see him with holes in his clothes was unpleasant.
I have ten relatives who are in Purgatory. Nearly all of them are Irish Catholics. Now I’m not saying being Catholic is an automatic ticket to being saved but I’d say it doesn’t do any harm. Jesus looks at the heart and ones life on earth is complex so it’s a mystery how God finally judges. I have two relatives on my English side who were not catholic but who are now in hell. Some of my Catholic relatives were church goers but had drinking issues.
After months of praying for my uncle I felt a prompting to pray for his sister my aunty Joan. She did go to church and visited Lourdes several times so I think needed my initial prayers less than my uncle .I had prayed enough for my uncle and now God wanted my prayers for her.
During October of 2019 Jesus informed us that my brother would be going to heaven on Christmas Day. Jesus I think felt the love I had for him and the care my wife and I took in caring for his soul.
My mother and grandmother had gone to Heaven after a 37 year holding in Purgatory during the summer of 2019. The gift that was given to me by Jesus to pray like this came to me when my wife received her prophetic gift. It’s like a prayer influencer type of gift. My wife has this too. So souls waiting in my family to move from purgatory we’re waiting for my gift to bloom to move them on to heaven. On earth in my family I was the youngest and the least esteemed.
During Christmas Day mass during deep prayer I saw in my mind my brother step into heaven . With a look of shocked relief he smiled like he had been born again. His gran was there to meet him .I viewed her looking up at him tapping him on the shoulder lovingly saying ‘Tom,Tom’. She called him this when he was a boy.
My brother grandmother and mother live in a small house which is hexagon shaped. During prayer Jesus allowed me a peep into my families life. I viewed this house aerially from above. They have modest dwellings with low ceilings but they are in heaven.
They are at peace and all are very happy.
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Thank you for sharing this! It’s so important to listen to those promptings.
I used to have many dreams about my grandparents who passed away, and it wasn’t until after a while that I made the connection and realized that they probably needed my prayers and that is why I was having the dreams. After saying Divine Mercy Chaplets for them and keeping them in my intentions regularly, the dreams became less or stopped.
I have also dreamed recently about relatives who are still living, and now I see that as a sign I’m supposed to pray a 54-day rosary novena for their conversion.
The 1-year and 12-year prayers given to St. Bridget are very powerful also for the souls in Purgatory and for the conversion of relatives and friends still living!