Therefore, we can say that the great means of helping the souls in Purgatory is prayer in general; all kinds of prayer.
And we in our turn come in gratitude to help you cross the threshold of eternity and rescue you from this place of anguish to bring you into the joy of the Holy City. Because it is Christ who offers himself out of love for us.
You go triumphantly to meet the Lord. Maria, can you tell us now if it is God who sends a souls into Purgatory, or if the soul itself decides to go there.
I can't resist telling you a very lovely testimony of Father Berlioux who wrote a wonderful book on the souls in Purgatoryconcerning the help offered by these souls to those who relieve them by their prayer and suffrages.
On her death-bed she said to the Mother Superior that she had obtained for that soul the remittance of some hours of his pain. Yes, I guess it's very difficult to describe Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. When at one time, because of the decisions of her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord's inspirations and orders, she declared: Whereas I was supposed to be a child of damnation I've become a child of happiness.
The New Testament maintains a distinction between Sheol, the common "place of the dead", and the eternal destiny of those condemned at the Final Judgmentvariously described as Gehenna"the outer darkness," or a lake of eternal fire.
Think how easily we eat the right foods to avoid bad healthy and a premature death; think of the sacrifices we made to get through training for a career, etc.
They just could not decide to return to the darkness of the earth. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love. It consists in making a virtue of necessity, by bearing patiently what we cannot avoid, all the more as suffering, born patiently, becomes easy and light.
O most merciful Heart of Jesus, opened with a lance, shelter me at the last moment of my life.
Only in Heaven will we know all that we have obtained by suffering with patience in union with the sufferings of Christ. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Love covers a multitude of sins. Everything must be done to bring people out of them.
Now, she was but a young girl, over the first age of reason, yet not an adult. With her last breath, in great joy, she cried; 'Who are you.
Therefore, we really can say that love, humility and abandonment to God are the three golden keys to going directly to Heaven. Hail, holy Angel, my protector in all dangers. Pray to the Divine Heart of Jesus that he deign to enkindle many souls with an ardent charity for the Souls in Purgatory.
If we are afraid of doing much, let us do a little. Let us pray. Lord, may we who honor the holy name of Jesus enjoy his friendship in this life and be filled with eternal joy in the kingdom where he lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen. In Classical mythology Hades is the underworld inhabited by departed souls and the god Pluto is its ruler. The New Testament uses the term "Hades" to refer to the abode or state of the dead.
In some places it seems to represent a neutral place where the dead awaited the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
On Large Beads Pray: O holy souls draw the fire of God’s Love into my soul to reveal Jesus crucified in me, here on earth, rather than hereafter in Purgatory. On Small Beads Pray: Crucified Lord Jesus have mercy on the souls in Purgatory.
the heroic act in favor of the souls in purgatory prayers for every day in the week in aid of the souls in purgatory de profundis most loving jesus. The Nicene Creed.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for.
Blessed Maria Pierina de Micheli & The Holy Face of Jesus Devotion & Medal "No one gives me a kiss of love on My face to make amends for the kiss of Judas".Jesus and holy souls