Kind of Eternal Torments:
1- The Essential One:
All the pains and torments and horrors of earth put together, compared
with the torments of Hell, are like a light of a candle compared with
the fire of the Sun. It is called "the poena damni", or
"pain of loss", consists in the loss of the beatific vision
and in so complete a separation of all the powers of the soul from
God that it cannot find in Him even the least peace and rest.
Hell is a state of the greatest and most complete misfortune.
2- The Secondary One:
The "poena sensus", or "pain of sense", consists
in the torment of fire so frequently mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Pains and torments in the body, in the soul, in the spirit, in the
In Hell separation from the blissful influence of Divine love has
reached its consummation. The reunion of soul and body after the Last
Judgment will be a special punishment for the reprobate, although
there will be no essential change in the pain of sense which they