Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HWP: Souls in Purgatory

This coming Saturday is All Souls Day and is one of the only days each year that a priest by the law is permitted to 'trinate' (celebrate three Masses in a day). The permission of the law in that case emphasizes the great importance of praying for the souls who are enduring purgatory and longing to be pure enough to enter into the Heavenly Banquet. Below is a prayer we can offer for the holy souls - especially the one with the greatest merit in the Lord's eyes (and keep a look out for the upcoming Indulgences available for November 1-8!)

Let us pray. O Lord God omnipotent, I beseech Thee by the Precious Blood of Thy divine Son Jesus that was shed in the streets of Jerusalem whilst He carried on His sacred shoulders the heavy burden of the Cross, deliver the souls in purgatory and especially that one which is richest in merits in Thy sight, so that, having soon attained the high place in glory to which it is destined, it may praise Thee triumphantly and bless Thee for ever. Amen. 
Our Father... Hail Mary... Eternal rest...

(Find specific prayers for the dead for each day of the week HERE.)