"It is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." (2nd Machabees 12:46)
Purgatory is real and our prayers can aid the souls in purgatory by lessening their time there. Purgatory is a gift because as the Gospels state, nothing undefiled can enter Heaven (Revelation 21:27). Purgatory is the process of purifying a soul to make it worthy for Heaven. And our prayers, works, joys, sufferings, etc. offered up to God for the intentions of the Holy Souls can ease their detention in purification.
Here is a Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, which was written by Daniel Lord, S.J:
Sunday, December 24, 2006
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