Mirjana, one of the visionaries at Medjugore, presents a terse description of Purgatory:
«There are several levels in Purgatory. The more you pray on earth, the higher your level in Purgatory will be… The lowest level is the closest to hell, where the suffering is the most intense. The highest level is closest to Heaven, and there the suffering is the least. What level you are on depends on the state of purity of your soul. The lower the level the people are on in Purgatory, the less they are able to pray and the more they suffer. The higher the level a person is in Purgatory, the easier it is for him to pray, the more he enjoys praying, and the less he suffers…»
Mirjana relates Purgatory strictly in tems of prayer and suffering. There are many other factors to consider including the intercession of souls in Heaven and Earth. Be aware that the souls of Purgatory cannot intercede on their behalf. Their prayers can only benefit the Militant Church, people on Earth.
All Purgatory souls will advance to Heaven upon Christ’s Second Coming, due to Grace and Divine Mercy, the living will advance directly to Heaven or Hell, and God will extinguish Purgatory.