What to do if you want to avoid purgatory
In his book titled; How to Avoid Purgatory, Father Paul O'Sullivan shares advice on skipping purgatory and going straight to Heaven.
According to the ordained Dominican, theologian and author, you should;
1. Avoid sin.
2. Do penance.
3. Accept suffering.
4. Frequent confession and Communion.
5. Pray with faith and perseverance.
6. Prepare for death by saying this prayer: "Eternal Father, from this day forward, I accept with a joyful and resigned heart the death it will please You to send me, with all its pains and sufferings."
7. Gain indulgences (this was outlawed in 1567).
For more on purgatory, read this piece.
Watch the video below to learn more about purgatory.