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Offer Many Rosaries For
The Church Suffering
During The Month Of
The Poor Souls In 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!"
- St. Padre Pio

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November is the month of the Poor Souls in Purgatory. This is a good time to examine the relationship between the members of the Mystical Body of Christ. In Christ, all are united, both the living and the dead. All people who ever existed are divided into three distinct groups...

  • The Church Triumphant
  • The Church Suffering
  • The Church Militant
The relationship between the three groups is called to mind especially during the month of November. On November 1st, the Church celebrates All Saints Day. This feast day is an honoring of the Church Triumphant, the Saints in Heaven with God. On this day, saints who are both known and unknown are honored so that no saint is overlooked during the Liturgical Year.

The following day, November 2nd, the Church celebrates All Souls Day. This group comprises the Church Suffering. These Poor Souls in Purgatory need the prayers of the Church Militant, you and me. The poor souls can do nothing for themselves and they rely on your prayers to shorten their time of purification in Purgatory.

As the relationship between these three groups comes into focus, the duties of each group and their intimate relationship becomes clear. Each group is united by Jesus' death on the cross and under the special love and care of Mary, the Queen of All Saints.

Commit To Praying A Rosary During
The Month Of The Poor Souls In Purgatory

The month of November is a good time to commit to praying the Rosary everyday for the suffering souls in Purgatory.

Remember, these souls are certain of entering Heaven, but first they must be purified in Purgatory. They cannot do anything for themselves, but you can do something for them. Their time there is shortened by your prayers and good works, and by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Susan Tassone's Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory makes an ideal companion to realizing this goal. Tassone has adapted the Rosary to pray for the release of the poor souls in purgatory.

This soft cover Rosary companion includes scriptural references to purgatory and moving passages that endearingly provoke thoughts of love and concern for the dead. In an exciting and original way this book highlights the glory and the power of the Rosary with Scripture and meditations to create an amazing and effective way to gain the release of souls who await your prayers.

Some great ways to observe the Month of the Poor Souls in Purgatory...

  • Commit to praying for your departed loved ones. Use the Personal Rosary Tracker to keep track of who you are praying for and how many Rosaries you have offered for the repose of their soul.
  • Have Masses said for your departed loved ones.
  • Meditate on the the Second Glorious Mystery - The Ascension. The fruit of this mystery is hope for Heaven. Offer your Rosary for all the dead that they soon may enter Heaven. "It is...a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." -2 Machabees 12:46
  • Gain a plenary indulgence to be applied only to the Poor Souls in purgatory by visiting any parish church or public oratory and reciting either an Our Father and an Apostles Creed on All Souls Day, November 2nd.
  • Gain a plenary indulgence to be applied only to the Poor Souls on all the days from November 1 through November 8 by visiting a cemetery and praying for the souls laid to rest there. To gain this indulgence and the one on All Souls Day for the Poor Souls, all the usual conditions must be met. Visit the links below to learn about the Indulgences...
    - Vatican document on Indulgences
    - Click here to read a pdf version of the document issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Indulgences - The USCCB has also published a book entitled Manual of Indulgences which explains what indulgences are and the many devotional prayers associated with them.
  • Want to learn more ways to gain indulgences? Check out this book. It is the 2006 volume of the "Favorite Prayers" Series. It contains some of the finest prayers from both the new and the old editions of the Enchiridion of Indulgences - the Church's official handbook on what acts and prayers carry indulgences and what indulgences actually are.
  • A Modern Guide to Indulgences, by Dr. Edward Peters, Ph.D - explains the Church’s doctrine on indulgences and offers a description and commentary on the major indulgences recognized by the Church. This book serves as a commentary to the earlier edition as well as the revised editions of the Enchiridion of Indulgences.
November is the time when you should begin the habit of offering Rosaries for the poor souls in Purgatory. Our website has all the tools you need to fulfill your duty from meditations, to videos, and even a free Rosary mp3 download

It is also the duty of those in the Church Militant to inform others of their duty to pray for the Church Suffering. Invite your family and friends to join you in offering Rosaries during November, the month of the Poor Souls in Purgatory.

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Catholic Mysteries Of The Rosary

Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from St. Luke's Gospel in the New Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus' childhood. The most joyful event in all of human history is the Incarnation or when God became man and dwelt among us read more...

Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
What a gift the the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary are. Meditating on these Mysteries of Light bring even deeper understanding of the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between Jesus' childhood and His suffering and death on the cross. Therefore read more...

Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary remind you of how much Jesus loves you. He suffered and died for you. "Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -John 15:13. You are loved by Jesus read more...

Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
The Glorious Mysteries are the crown of Jesus' triumphs. How exhilarating to know that Jesus is God and that He rose from the dead, making you an heir to Heaven. Reminding yourself of these glorious events as you pray the Rosary prayer will keep your faith alive and strong read more...

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Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
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