Pious Practices for the Holy Souls
By Author Susan Tassone

Do Penance

Our Lord has made it perfectly clear that penance is necessary for salvation (Lk 13:3) Fast for the Holy Souls.

Perform good works

Visit the sick, pray to end abortion. Take someone to Mass or confession with you offering all for the Holy Souls.

Give Alms

Have Masses celebrated for the Holy Souls.

Pray for those in Purgatory

We have an obligation to pray for our relatives and for anyone we may have harmed by our sins. A Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass is extremely efficacious for the Holy Souls and can lead to the gaining of a plenary indulgence-all other conditions for this being fulfilled. Pray for those who are in danger of dying without being in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Such prayers should be offered to Our Lady to apply as she desires, for she sees clearly who really needs the extra graces at any given time.

Pray without interruption!

"Dear Children, Today, I would like to invite you to pray day by day for the souls in Purgatory. Every soul needs prayer and grace reach God and His love. With this, you too, dear children, will find new intercessors who will help you in life to know that all the things of this earth are not important to you. The only one you have to turn to is in Heaven. For this reason, dear children, pray without interruption so that you might help yourselves and those whom prayer gives you. Thank You for your response to my call."
Our Lady of Medugorje on Purgatory, November 6, 1986.

Go to Joseph!

Saint Joseph is the Patron of a Holy Death. Saint Joseph repays us generously if we come to the rescue of the suffering souls. Holy Communions offered to him for seven consecutive Sundays in honor of the Holy Souls is what pleases him most. We should be dedicated to Saint Joseph because: 1) He is the Foster father of our Savior and Judge. 2) His power is more dreadful to the devils than any other Saint. 3) His death was the most singularly privileged and the happiest ever recorded in the annals of mankind 4)As he died in the presence and care of Jesus and Mary, Saint Joseph will obtain for us that same privilege at our passage from this life to eternity. We should always pray for the dying! They become the Holy Souls!

We Must Empty Purgatory!

"The Holy Souls are eager for the prayers of the faithful which can gain indulgences for them. Their intercession is powerful. Pray unceasingly. We must empty Purgatory!" -Blessed Padre Pio

Other ways to help the Holy Souls

1. Join the Association of the Holy Souls. The conditions are:

Have your name registered in the Book of the Association.
Hear Mass once a week (Sunday suffices) for the Holy Souls.
Pray for and promote devotion it, the Holy Souls.
Contribute once a year an offering to the Mass fund, which enables the Association to have daily Masses said! throughout the year.
(Those who wish to join and do not have the Association to their parish can send their name, address and annual alms to:
Association of the Holy Souls, Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary, Pius XII Monastery, Rua do Rosario 1, 2495 Fatima, Portugal).

2. Have Masses offered for the Holy Souls.

3. Those who cannot get many Masses offered, owing to the want of means, ought to asset at as many Masses as possible for this intention.

4. Recite the Rosary, make the Way of the Cross, and/or offer alms.

5. Repeat short indulgenced prayers such as "Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place in my trust in Thee" or the one word, "Jesus." Another Powerful prayer is. "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Jesus, with all the Masses being said all over the world this day. for the Souls in Purgatory."

6. The Heroic Act, or offering to God in favor of the Souls in Purgatory all the works of satisfaction we practice during life and all the suffrages offered for us after death.

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