CHAPTER XCIV—Of the Immutability
of the Will of Souls detained in Purgatory
BUT because there are souls which in the instant of their parting do not arrive
at happiness, and yet are not damned, we must show that even these souls cannot
change their purpose after parting from their bodies; and the proof is this: —
the souls of the blessed and of the lost have their will immutably fixed according
to the end to which they have adhered. But the souls that carry with them into the
next world some matter for purgatory are not ultimately in a different case from
the blessed, for they die in charity, whereby we adhere to God as to our last end.
Therefore they too will have their will immutably fixed.