(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
November 22, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!
As we near the end of November, let’s again remember to pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Our Lady gives this advice:
Wednesday, July 21, 1982
“There are many souls in Purgatory. There are also persons who have been consecrated to God: some priests, some religious. Pray for their intentions, at least 7 Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s and the Creed. I recommend it to you. There is a large number of souls who have been in Purgatory for a long time because no one prays for them.”
|Virgin of Carmel Saving Souls in Purgatory, Circle of Diego Quispe Tito, 17th c., collection of the Brooklyn Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Monday, January 10, 1983
Questioned on the subject of Purgatory, the Blessed Virgin says:
“There are different levels of which the lowest are close to Hell and the highest gradually draw near to Heaven. It is not on All Souls Day, but at Christmas, that the greatest numbers of souls leave Purgatory. There are in Purgatory, souls who pray ardently to God, but for whom no relative or friend prays for them on earth. God makes them benefit from the prayers of other people. It happens that God permits them to manifest themselves in different ways, close to their relatives on earth, in order to remind men of the existence of Purgatory, and to solicit their prayers close to God who is just, but good. The majority go to Purgatory. Many go to Hell. A small number go directly to Heaven.”
Purgatory is very real. It is sobering to realize that the majority of us go first to Purgatory. And it is also sobering to know that our prayers are so necessary for those who have gone before us into Purgatory. How important it is to pray for them.
|English: Saint Mary in Hafnerberg ( Lower Austria ). Baroque altar of the Holy Cross – detail: Poor souls in the purgatory. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of our shipmates, Susan Tassone, has written extensively on Purgatory. She was given her mission to present the needs of the Souls in Purgatory to the world when she was in Medjugorje. This mission has led Susan on a very difficult road. She has written many books on Purgatory and she now gives talks all over the US, spreading her mission to pray for the Souls.
This week Susan will be on EWTN, with Johnnette Benkovic. She sent me the times:
Faustina, and Purgatory: What does the Divine Mercy say? Part 1
Hosted by Johnnette Benkovic, Women of Grace
Monday through Friday, November 21-25
10:00 am Central Time
10:30 pm Central Time
Susan says it is important in this last week of November to pray hard, so that we can get as many souls as possible into heaven at Christmas. Our Lady once said “The most souls are released on Christmas Day, not all Soul’s Day!”
Our Lady suggests the 7-7-7 as a good prayer for the souls! Let’s pray it today!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II