Purgatory Part III: What are the best ways we can help the holy souls in purgatory?
The best ways to help the souls in purgatory are what I call the “Four Pillars”: The Mass, the Rosary, and the Way of the Cross, and Eucharistic Adoration”. Of the four, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the highest act of worship, the highest form or prayer, and the most efficacious means to help the souls in purgatory. Ask yourself, who do you wish you could have done more for? Who hurt you? Who helped you spiritually or financially? Have a Mass offered for them.
And Our Lady is the most powerful intercessor for the souls in purgatory! She is interceding and offering our prayers to God unceasingly. St. Bernardine of Siena said, “Through her prayers and application of her own merits, the Virgin has the power of freeing souls, especially her devotees, from purgatory”.
The Angels also console the holy souls. They inspire friends and relatives to offer a Mass and practice good deeds for a speedy delivery from purgatory. The Angels inform the holy souls who is assisting them and who is in need of help.
People have asked me regarding the soul of a person who committed suicide.
I answered, “First, it’s critical not to assume the soul of the one who committed suicide is lost. It’s important to have Masses said for the person in question, and pray for the delivery of their souls to everlasting peace through Our Savior.
Don’t let this November go without praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and pray for them every day of the year! When they get to Heaven, they too, will pray for all of us.
God Bless you and have a great week!
Deacon George +