The Holy Souls in Purgatory
All Souls Day
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we pray for the souls in Purgatory, especially our family members. Our Lady asked the parish to pray for the deceased in these two messages:
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.”
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.”
Her words are urgent and powerful. It is in our hands to help the deceased who are waiting to enter Heaven. Their prayers are no longer effective for themselves. They depend on us. It is amazing that even the 7-7-7 prayer can help them! The parish prays the 7-7-7 after evening Mass every day! Think of all the souls we could help if we prayed those prayers for the deceased.
Here is a short litany that might be useful to pray every day as well:
“Little Litany of the Holy Souls”
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Holy Souls, Pray for us.
For the souls of our families, We pray Thee, O God.
For the souls of our friends, We pray Thee, O God.
For the souls of our enemies, We pray Thee, O God.
For the souls of all pagans, We pray Thee, O God.
For the souls of all priests, We pray Thee, O God.
For the souls of all religious, We pray Thee, O God.
For the souls of the just, We pray Thee, O God.
For the souls of all sinners, We pray Thee, O God.
For the Holy Souls in Purgatory, We pray Thee, O God.
For those who have none to pray for them, We pray Thee, O God.
O Almighty and Eternal God, we beg Thee to have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially those for whom we are bound to pray; and we ask Thee also to listen to the prayers of the Blessed Souls in our behalf. Amen.
This is something else we could pray every day!!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Mary TV 2021