Monday, September 17, 2007

Helping the Holy Souls in Purgatory

The following is from The Friends of the Holy Souls Blog
Christian charity compels us to have mercy on the Souls in Purgatory and to assist them as much as we can.

1. The Mass - The best means for benefiting the Poor/Holy Souls in Purgatory is the Sacrifice of the Mass, for it is the same as the Sacrifice of Our Lord on the Cross, which was of infinite value...

To hear or to have Mass said for the Poor Souls is their greatest consolation.

St. John Chrysostom recommends that every Catholic family have a box at some convenient place in the house into which loose change can be dropped to be used for Masses for the Poor Souls.

2. Holy Communion - Many revelations of the Saints assure us that Communion hastens the time of deliverance of a soul in Purgatory...

3. Stations of the Cross - Making the Way of the Cross is one of the most excellent ways of meditating on the Passion of Christ.
The saints:
St. Francis de Sales had said that we should practice all the works of mercy together.

St. Thomas says: “Suffrages for the dead are more agreeable to God than suffrages for the living because the former, not being able to help themselves like the living, stand in more urgent need.

St. Augustine has said: “By saving a soul, you assure your own salvation.”
For more information or to have Masses said for your dearly departed, please contact:

Friends of the Poor Souls

Established September 15, 2004

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Robert & Mary Ann Luetkemeyer, Coordinators

For more information, please write us at:

436 Vasey Oak Dr.

Keller, TX 76248


Anonymous said...

I try and do posts now and again to remind people to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

They only have US.

Thankyou Esther for reminding us all not to forget the souls who long to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Peace & blessings:)


Jean Heimann said...

I love the St. Augustine quote which I don't think I've heard before and am adding it to my quote collection.


EC Gefroh said...

It is only recently that the importance of praying for the Holy Souls has permeated my thoughts and prayers all day long. Thanks Marie.

Wonderful Jean!