November 19, 2021 Reflection – More encouragement to pray for the souls!
Praying the Seven Our Fathers, Hail Mary’s, and Glory Be’s after Mass in Medjugorje! Praying for the souls in Purgatory! November 19, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! Once again, I would like to quote Our Lady on Purgatory. She only said a few things, but she was very clear. We need to pray for the souls in Purgatory, and we need to take a warning from her words. She speaks for our own good: November 6, 1986“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.” May we strive for Heaven and pray for our brothers and sisters to arrive there quickly! She gave these instructions in 1982: Wednesday, July 21, 1982 “There are many souls in Purgatory. There are also persons who have been consecrated to God: some priests, some religious. Pray for their intentions, at least 7 Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s and the Creed. I recommend it to you. There is a large number of souls who have been in Purgatory for a long time because no one prays for them.” The Parish of St. James prays the seven, seven, seven every evening after Holy Mass!! For the Souls!! And she gave this description of Purgatory in 1983: Monday, January 10, 1983 Questioned on the subject of Purgatory, the Blessed Virgin says: “There are different levels of which the lowest are close to Hell and the highest gradually draw near to Heaven. It is not on all souls day, but at Christmas, that the greatest numbers of souls leave Purgatory. There are in Purgatory, souls who pray ardently to God, but for whom no relative or friend prays for them on earth. God makes them benefit from the prayers of other people. It happens that God permits them to manifest themselves in different ways, close to their relatives on earth, in order to remind men of the existence of Purgatory, and to solicit their prayers close to God who is just, but good. The majority go to Purgatory. Many go to Hell. A small number go directly to Heaven.” May we pray for the souls who have no relative or friend who prays for them! We can help them Finally, here is a wonderful prayer that can be prayed at Mass: Hi Cathy and Denis I have been saying this prayer for years now, everyday just before the Consecration at Holy Mass. I can’t remember where I got it only that it should be said at the Consecration: Oh Heavenly Father I offer you the Body and Blood of Jesus on behalf of the souls in purgatory and I ask you now to pour out on them the fullness of your forgiveness, redemption and salvation merited for them by Jesus on Calvary so that many of them now may come into the fullness of your presence. Amen. Fionnuala (shipmate) May we become more active in helping the souls in Purgatory. They are our family now, waiting to one day enter Heaven where they will wait to welcome us into our Home with the Lord! In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV 2021