In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard (Matthew 6:7).
“… After eight days [after the Feast of Easter] let there be another feast observed with honor, the eighth day itself on which He [Jesus] gave me Thomas, who was hard of belief, full assurance, by showing me the print of the nails, and the wound made in His side by the spear.”
St. Thomas the Apostle, writing in The Apostolic Constitutions (Book 5, Chapter 19)
An ancient but mostly unknown custom of the Church is the offering of a daily Mass for 30 days for a soul in Purgatory. After the Masses are said, the soul would immediately be freed from Purgatory and enter Heaven.
To be ignorant of Scripture is to be ignorant of Christ.” St. Jerome The following is a list of sources for you to grow in knowledge in Purgatory. 1. The Bible Every Catholic should read the Bible every day, but sadly, most do not. If you want a true devotion to the souls in Purgatory … Read more Further Reading
Now that your full of knowledge of what Purgatory is and how to help the holy souls there, where do you go from here? This book, as its title implies, is an introduction to Purgatory, a first course. Its by no means the final word on the subject as there is still much to learn … Read more Where To Go From Here
In a private revelation to Saint Bridget, Our Lord revealed a devotion to honour His Holy Wounds and Precious Blood. It was a daily recital of seven Our Fathers and seven Hail Marys for twelve years: “Know that I will grant the following five graces to those who recite every day for twelve years (or … Read more The Seven Our Fathers and Hail Marys
Between the years 1961 and 1981 in Hungary, Elizabeth Kindelmann received apparitions and messages from the Lord Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The central theme was the Flame of Love of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Jesus revealed to Elizabeth that “the Flame of Love of my Mother is for you what the ark was for Noah”. … Read more The Flame of Love
O God of love, Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, on this altar behold the unbloody sacrifice of the body and blood of Thy Son, representing that of His most holy death and grievous Passion, which He, the great High Priest, offered Thee on Calvary. In consideration of this holocaust of sweet odor, have mercy … Read more Special Offering of the Mass for the Souls in Purgatory
The rosary is a traditional Catholic devotion that was given to Saint Dominic in an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1214. The word rosary is derived from rosarium, which is Latin for “rose garden”. The purpose of this devotion is to meditate on the mysteries in the history of our salvation. It consists … Read more The Rosary