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The ‘communion of saints’ is divided into three parts: the Church Triumphant (those in Heaven); the Church Suffering (those in Purgatory) and the Church Militant (those in the temporal sphere/earth/space/universe).

We in the Church Militant must fight evil and defend what’s right.

This is our test: to align our will with the will of God.

We pass our test by dying in a state of grace and our heavenly reward will reflect how well we used the gifts and graces that God has provided for us during our earthly pilgrimage.

Part of our test is to grow in the faith and one way of doing this is to read good books that give us deeper insights into the things of heaven (Catechism, Apologetics, Catholic Bible, Catholic Dictionary, Catholic magazines and newsletters, etc.) and the things of earth (science texts that are well grounded in the truth).

Other ways to grow in the faith is from our parents, teachers and good role models.

I would like to direct you to a very good Catholic resource available to those who have internet access; it’s called ChurchMilitant.TV

Here’s a link:

Church Militant TV’s Vortex episode for 6 January 2014 A.D.

Enjoy and may God bless and protect you and your loved ones.