One of the most beautiful spots in Medjugorje – the Cemetery Pray daily for souls in purgatory… April 17, 2020 Easter Friday Divine Mercy Novena – Day Eight Dear Family of Mary! Today we pray for the Souls in Purgatory. The Souls in Purgatory need our prayers and sacrifices. They can no longer pray for themselves. And they ardently long to be united with the Lord in Heaven. We, the Church Militant can pray for them! Our Lady once told us: “Dear children! Today I wish to call you to pray daily for souls in purgatory. For every soul prayer and grace is necessary to reach God and the love of God. By doing this, dear children, you obtain new intercessors who will help you in life to realize that all the earthly things are not important for you, that only Heaven is that for which it is necessary to strive. Therefore, dear children, pray without ceasing that you may be able to help yourselves and the others to whom your prayers will bring joy. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (November 6, 1986) St. Faustina understood this call to pray for the Souls in Purgatory. It was one of her chief missions on earth. The souls would even visit her, asking for prayer. What a friend she was to the souls in Purgatory: 692. + O Jesus, I understand that Your mercy is beyond all imagining, and therefore I ask You to make my heart so big that there will be room in it for the needs of all the souls living on the face of the earth. O Jesus, my love extends beyond the world, to the souls suffering in purgatory, and I want to exercise mercy toward them by means of indulgenced prayers. God’s mercy is unfathomable and inexhaustible, just as God Himself is unfathomable. Even if I were to use the strongest words there are to express this mercy of God, all this would be nothing in comparison with what it is in reality. O Jesus, make my heart sensitive to all the sufferings of my neighbor, whether of body or of soul. O my Jesus, I know that You act toward us as we act toward our neighbor. My Jesus, make my heart like unto Your merciful Heart. Jesus, help me to go through life doing good to everyone. (Diary, 692) May we take St. Faustina’s example to heart and pray for the souls in Purgatory with love! Divine Mercy Novena Day Eight: Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice. Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen. Now we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet: Here is a link to directions on how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet (by the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge, Massachusetts: https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/pray-the-chaplet In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2020 PS. Once again, let me share this fantastic news from Fr. Chris Alar, MIC. He shares the incredible possibility that awaits us on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, 2020. Please share this link with all your family and friends!! What To Do on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19)?