16. The Communion of saints
1. The Communion of saints
All the members of the church who are alive are united between them as the mystical body of Christ, and are bonded to Jesus himself. All of them share the same spiritual goods, and this is called the Communion (common union) of saints.
The Church is constituted not only by the baptized ones who are in Earth (Church militant), but by the saints in Heaven (Church triumphant ) and by those who are purifying their souls in the Purgatory before go to Heaven (Chuch purgative) All of us can help with the help of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary and the saints; of the Holy Mass and the sacraments and of the prayers and good works of devoted christians.
The Church triumphant can help the souls in Earth and in Purgatory.
The Church militant can aid those from the Purgatory