The soul departed, before the judgment seat of God, is enlightened with a perfect knowledge of the purity and sanctity of her Divine Judge, clearly perceiving the stains with which she is sullied, and her extreme unworthiness of union with God. The thought that I have offended God who is eternal beauty and perfection; I am not yet worthy to appear before the face of the Lord, who is infinitely holy, not worthy to take possession of my dwelling place in Heaven - is the greatest sorrow of the suffering soul.

Much more clearly than during their earthly lives do these holy souls comprehend the perfections of God, and love Him above all things; therefore, the thought of having offended Him is a piercing sorrow, which surpasses all their other sufferings.

St. Ambrose tells us that there is no greater agony than the remorse of conscience caused by sin. There are examples on record, of men who died from the effects of this vehement sorrow. Yet, how much more intense must be the contrition of the suffering souls, who fully understand the great malice of sin! We know by our own experience that the depths of sorrow for having offended a person is equal to the love we bear him. The holy souls in Purgatory, being inflamed with a perfect love of God, their perfect contrition for sin is their greatest sorrow.

Prayer: O God, Father of grace and mercy! Graciously regard the deep sorrow of the suffering souls in Purgatory. Deign to accept their love, and grant them remission of their punishment, that, united with Thee, they may praise Thy goodness forever. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Special Intercession: Pray for the souls who, while on earth, loved God most ardently.

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

Practice: Try to make an act of perfect contrition for your sins.

Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!

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Comment by Flavia Talladen Schott on May 21, 2017 at 2:38am

O God, Father of grace and mercy! Graciously regard the deep sorrow of the suffering souls in Purgatory. Deign to accept their love, and grant them remission of their punishment, that, united with Thee, they may praise Thy goodness forever. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

For the souls who, while on earth, loved God most ardently:
Lord grant them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. (Three times.)

My Jesus, mercy! 

Comment by Alley on March 4, 2017 at 12:17am

With love +

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 4, 2016 at 8:28pm

AMEN

Comment by Judy Muller on November 3, 2016 at 9:22am

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 suffer the pain of sorrow for sin..........Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse them......Amen.

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 2, 2016 at 7:32pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 26, 2016 at 5:54pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 20, 2016 at 8:26pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 17, 2016 at 8:11pm

AMEN

Comment by Alley on October 24, 2015 at 4:51pm

With love +

Comment by Gloria on September 29, 2012 at 9:45am

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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