I came across a little pamphlet titled, "Holy Communion Prayers". It is from the St Josephat's Missionary Society. It states that the contents of the pamphlet contain a selection of devotional prayers compiled from approved
Here is one of the prayers: (emphasis mine)Pray For The Souls In Purgatory
O gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory
, have pity on them. Be not severe in Your Judgements
, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames.
Now we see here that purgatory is being described as a place where the poor souls are captive and in need of pity. It is also a judgement of sorts--consisting of devouring flames.
I often hear from Roman Catholics that purgatory is not a place--does not involve judgement because the souls are headed for paradise---and does not involve flames.