Held As Apocryphal

Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, folio 133v.
Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, folio 133v.

Ut commentata reiicienda sunt folia, et libelli, in quibus promittitur fidelibus unam alteramve precem recitantibus liberatio unius vel plurium animarum a Purgatorio: et Indulgentiae quae dictae promissioni adiici solent ut apocryphae habendae sunt.

AAS 32, Decretum de regulis seu normis ad dignoscendas veras Indulgentias ab apocryphis ex S. C. Indulgentiarum (10 Aug. 1899), Regula viii.

Très Riches Heures: Folio 113 Verso

Folio 113 verso of the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry; the Purified Souls in Purgatory.

43: And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver, he sent it to Jerusalem to offer a sin offering, doing therein very well and honestly, in that he was mindful of the resurrection:
44: For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should have risen again, it had been superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.
45: And also in that he perceived that there was great favour laid up for those that died godly, it was an holy and good thought. Whereupon he made a reconciliation for the dead, that they might be delivered from sin.

— II Maccabees 12:43-45.