Day: November 1, 2022

November 2, 2022 Reflection- All Souls Day

All Soul’s Day   November 2, 2022 All Souls Day!! Dear Family of Mary! Today we dedicate our prayers for the release of the souls in Purgatory.  Our Lady made it very clear to us, early in the apparitions, that the souls need our prayers daily!  Here is her instruction: 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.” We have the opportunity to help many souls to reach God and the love of God!!!  Let’s pray today for the souls, and then make it a daily prayer that we pray out of our hearts in generous love for them!! Below is one suggestion of a prayer we can pray.  Also, we can pray the 7-7-7 that the parish prays after the evening rosary.  This prayer was suggested by Our Lady to be prayed every day for our beloved dead. The Litany Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory O Jesus, You suffered and died that all mankind might be saved and brought to eternal happiness. Hear our pleas for further mercy on the souls of: Response: Jesus, have mercy! My dear parents, grandparents and spouse, My brothers and sisters and other near relatives, My Godparents and sponsor of Confirmation, My spiritual and temporal benefactors, My friends and neighbors, All for whom love or duty calls me to pray, Those who have suffered disadvantages or harm through me, Those who are especially beloved by You, Those whose release is near at hand, Those who desire most to be united with You, Those who endure the greatest sufferings, Those who are least remembered, Those whose release is most remote, Those who are most deserving on account of their services to the Church, The rich, who now are the most destitute, The mighty, who now are powerless, The once spiritually blind, who now see their folly, The frivolous, who spent their time in idleness, The poor who did not seek the treasures of heaven, The tepid, who devoted little time to prayer, The indolent, who neglected to perform good works, Those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception of the Sacraments, The habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace, Parents who failed to watch over their children, Superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those entrusted to them, Those who strove for worldly riches and pleasures, The worldly-minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the service of God, Those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of their own, Those who did not provide for the life hereafter, Those whose sentence is severe because of the great things entrusted to them, The Popes, kings and rulers, The Bishops and their counselors, The Priests and Religious of the Catholic Church, My teachers and spiritual advisers, The defenders of the holy faith, Those who died on the battlefield, Those who fought for their country, Those who were buried in the sea, Those who died of apoplexy, Those who died of heart attacks, Those who suffered and died of cancer or AIDS, Those who died suddenly in accidents, Those who died without the Last Rites of the Church, Those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours, My own poor soul when I shall have to appear before your judgment seat, Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them with your Saints forever more because You are gracious. Let us pray: May the prayer of Your suppliant people, we beseech You, O Lord, benefit the souls of Your departed servants and handmaids, that You both deliver them from all their sins and make them partakers of Your redemption. Amen. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2022