Thursday, November 02, 2006

Pray for the Holy Souls


Dearest Mother, Queen of Purgatory, choose for me an “unknown soul” in Purgatory to whom I will especially pray for and when this soul has entered eternal life give me another “unknown soul” to pray for.

Ways to Help the Holy Souls in Purgatory:

The best way to help is to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered up for them or devoutly assist at Holy Mass for their relief.

Make the Stations of the Cross for their consolation.

Pray the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary for them. Gain indulgences for them.

Offer up pains, self-denials and sufferings for their relief.

Pray, offer up works of mercy and and practice virtues for their consolation.

Adopt one soul in Purgatory.

Lovingly sprinkle Holy Water, in faith and with trust, for their cleansing.

Light their darkness, as an act of love, by burning a blessed candle for them.

Liturgical prayers like: De Profundis (Psalm 129 {Official prayer for the Holy Souls in purgatory} , found in most Catholic prayer books.)

Pray the Office of the Dead or Vespers, the liturgical hours of the Church.

"Eternal Rest" prayer: Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual live shine on them and may the souls and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace.

Prayers from the Roman Missal for the Souls in Purgatory

Visit a Church or Chapel and spend some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament for their comfort and relief.

Visit a Cemetary, and pick out a number of grave stones and say some prayers for thier souls.
(From November 1st - 8th, an plenary indulgence can be obtained for the departed souls by devoutly visiting a cemetery and praying for the dead.)

From Helpers of the Holy Souls


Blogger Carmel said...

I like the suggestions you have, especially the cemetary one, you got to wonder with some if any one is left to pray for their souls.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Moneybags said...

Wonderful suggestions. Thank you!

4:46 PM  

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