Sunday, March 19, 2006
Prayer to Jesus and Mary for the Holy Souls

A Prayer to Jesus and Mary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

O Most loving Jesus, I humbly beseech Thee that Thou wouldst Thyself offer to Thine eternal Father, on behalf of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, Thy Most Precious Blood, which pouredforth from the Sacred Wounds of Thine adorable Body, together with Thine agony and death. And do thou likewise, O sorrowful Virgin Mary, present unto the Heavenly Father, together with the dolorous passion of thy dear Son, thine own sighs and tears, and all the sorrows thou didst suffer in His suffering, in order that, through the merits of the same, refreshment may be granted to the souls now suffering in the fiery torments of Purgatory, so that, being delivered from that p[painful prison, they may be clothed with glory in Heaven, there to sing the mercies of God for ever and ever. Amen.

Absolve, O Lord, the souls of all the faithful departed from every bond of sin, that by Thy gracious assistance they may deserve to escape the judgment of vengeance and enjoy the blessedness of everlasting light. Amen.

V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them
V. From the gates of Hell,
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
Let us pray

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Thy servants and handmaids, the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Thou Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

3 comment(s):

del_button May 7, 2008 at 7:57 AM
Allison said...

Thank you so much for your links Matthew. I would like to use this prayer and link during the month of May on my blog. I'd like to write about how Mary comes for the Holy Souls when they are released. There's something about Saturdays...and Christmas I to Google. Email me if you can offer further advice and thank you!

del_button October 19, 2016 at 2:52 PM
Unknown said...

Why is a Holy Soul in purgatory? If holy, it should be in Heaven, isn't it?

del_button October 23, 2016 at 4:46 PM
Matthew said...

Good question, Nhat. Based on St. Thomas's definition of "Holy" and considering that souls in Purgatory are undergoing purgation before Heaven (i.e. they are Heaven-bound - there is no chance their souls will be lost to Hell since they can no longer sin), this would support calling these souls "holy".

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