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Communion of Saints QUESTION from Marlon Rodriguez November 12, 2000 Hello. I was wondering what the three groups of the Communion of Saints are, and if you can please give me a little description about each group. Thank You, Marlon
ANSWER by Mrs. Suzanne Fortin, B.A. on November 18, 2000 Dear Marlon
I believe you are referring to the Church Triumphant, the Church Suffering and the Church Militant. The Church Triumphant consists of all those who are now in heaven. They are triumphant because they are no longer assailed by the devil and have overcome all obstacles to salvation; they have won their personal battle against evil. The Suffering Church is made up of the poor souls in purgatory. The Militant Church is made up of all of us on earth. We are militant because we are still fighting for our own souls and those of all humanity. We are still waging the battle against Satan and his minions.
Thank you for your question.
God Bless, Suzanne Fortin
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