Tag Archives: Holy Souls

The immense power of the Mass for the souls in Purgatory

From Mystics of the Church: From the excellent book “Purgatory – Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints” by Father F.X. Schouppe, S.J., Tan Books, 1986 we read the following accounts which highlight the power and importance of offering holy … Continue reading

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Helping the Holy Souls

The Church teaches that the Holy Souls cannot help themselves, but that we can gain indulgences, have Masses said, offer our sacrifices, prayers, works of mercy and almsgiving for their release from Purgatory. We can, and indeed should, help the Holy Souls … Continue reading

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The Rosary and the Holy Souls

The rosary is a very powerful prayer. In fact, St. Alphonsus Liguori stressed the best way to help the souls in Purgatory, after having Masses said for them, is to pray rosaries and join the Confraternity of the Rosary.  He … Continue reading

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Fr Z on Attachment to Sin, Indulgences and You

In the unlikely event that you haven’t yet discovered Fr Z’s blog, it’s high time to check it out. Meanwhile here’s an example of the sound and helpful teaching you can find on WDTPRS: As I write it is All … Continue reading

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