Our Duty to Relieve the Souls in Purgatory


In bestowing charity upon any person, we are usually guided by the degree of his poverty; but, who is in such great need as he who possesses absolutely nothing, owes a heavy debt, is unable to labor or gain any merit or even to beg, and must nevertheless suffer the most excruciating torments until the last farthing has been paid? There is a universal law to assist the needy, which extends even to strangers; but here the obligation is greatest, because among these souls in Purgatory, are such as were intimately connected with us, who suffer, perhaps, from having loved us excessively. Among the sufferers are our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, relatives, and friends. How exceedingly painful for them to be forgotten and deserted even by those whose happiness they promoted during their sojourn upon earth; to see the possessions left to their children foolishly squandered, they themselves not receiving the benefit of the least farthing thereof! What proofs of extreme coldness and ingratitude! Were any of these persons afflicted with the least pain upon earth, we would do all in our power to relieve them, but, as it is, we are devoid of all sympathy, and leave them in their terrible suffering and anguish.

Prayer: Have mercy, O Lord, upon the suffering souls in Purgatory, and mitigate the severity of Thy judgment, that they, who, during their earthly lives, believed in Thee, hoped in Thee, and loved Thee, may receive the crown of justice in heaven. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Special Intercession: Pray for the souls who are suffering from their negligence in praying for the souls in Purgatory.

Lord grant them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. (Three times.)

Practice: Suffer patiently the disagreeable occurrences in your intercourse with others.

Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!

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Comment by AnnaMaria on November 6, 2016 at 7:39pm

AMEN

Comment by Judy Muller on November 6, 2016 at 7:48am

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory........especially those of our family and lineage and those who have  no one to pray for them ..........Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse them......Amen.

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 5, 2016 at 7:37pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 4, 2016 at 8:32pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 2, 2016 at 7:36pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 26, 2016 at 5:59pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 20, 2016 at 8:31pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 18, 2016 at 8:25pm

AMEN

Comment by Alley on August 19, 2014 at 10:45am

My Jesus, Mercy!

Comment by Gloria on September 29, 2012 at 9:38am

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

My Jesus, mercy!

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