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Let us empty Purgatory!
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:11:38 AM »
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  • Do you believe it is possible the Church Militant can help completely liberate the Church Suffering? It is said when Jesus descended into limbo, after long expectation by the Prophets and Patriarchs, and prayers from His Virgin Mother and adopted father, He also liberated all the souls in purgatory, giving them a kind of indulgence, on account of His completed act of redemption. Might we not hope that as the Age of Mary draws near, the Lord God will give a similar indulgence to many of the souls in Purgatory? The mission of this site is to help empty Purgatory relying primarily on the prayer revealed by Jesus to St. Gertrude the Great, http://mtep.com/index.html

    "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus Christ, in union with all the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family." Amen.

    The site's calculation appears to be mistaken, though, because it bases it on the claim that "1000" souls will always be released by this prayer. http://www.catholictradition.org/Gertrude/saint-gertrude7.htm also repeats that belief. But the Catholic Tradition site also mentions in passing that some of these were specific to St. Gertrude, for the Lord also told her, "By the prayers of thy loving soul, I am induced to free a prisoner from Purgatory as often as thou dost move thy tongue to utter a word of prayer!" Obviously, not true for all of us!

    So in some prayer cards, you will find the "1000" souls struck and replaced by "some". It seems we can piously believe at least a few souls will be released by our prayers when we say this prayer devoutly, and with great love. As we progress more in sanctity, and become holier and have greater love for God and for souls like St. Gertrude the Great did, we may hope to release more and more each time.

    Thus, if there was a 1000 souls promise, it may have been specific to her, because of her super-eminent height of sanctity. We cannot attain that, but we may hope, by the Lord's mercy and her intercession, the prayer revealed to her, may well release a few souls. Thus, we should pray it often and frequently.

    Thoughts? What are the best ways to help liberate the souls of Purgatory and, if possible, to help empty it completely? The sentiment, "We must empty Purgatory" was also frequently reiterated by St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
    Do make Acts of Consecration to the Twin Hearts, Spiritual Offerings of the Precious Blood of Jesus in Union with the Holy Mass, like in St. Gertrude's Chaplet, along with Spiritual Communions at least every hour. "Pray the Rosary every day to obtain Peace for the world." ~ Our Lady of the Rosary.

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    Re: Let us empty Purgatory!
    « Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 08:34:50 AM »
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  • Just last evening I was listening to a priest Father on Youtube and he reminded us, that the Holy Souls in Purgatory, although they can't pray for themselves, they can pray for us.  

    We all need prayers, they will also help us to convert our loved ones, by praying for them.  

    Just kissing our brown scapular and offering that small act for the souls in Purgatory, they receive many indulgences from us and in return, they will help us.  


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    Re: Let us empty Purgatory!
    « Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 02:17:52 PM »
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  • Thus, if there was a 1000 souls promise, it may have been specific to her, because of her super-eminent height of sanctity. We cannot attain that, but we may hope, by the Lord's mercy and her intercession, the prayer revealed to her, may well release a few souls. Thus, we should pray it often and frequently.
    A traditional priest told me in a sermon that this prayer has not been approved by the Church and that, if this promise really was made to St Gertrude, nothing has ever been shown to indicate that the promise extended beyond the saint, herself.  He also noted that many people who appeal to this devotion often exhibit more of a superstitious attitude than an attitude of devotion.

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    Re: Let us empty Purgatory!
    « Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 03:12:09 PM »
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  • What are the best ways to help liberate the souls of Purgatory and, if possible, to help empty it completely? The sentiment, "We must empty Purgatory" was also frequently reiterated by St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
    I don’t know how much this helps but lately I’ve been encouraging my children to raise their voices more during prayers because occasionally their little minds wander and voices start to fade, so before I realize it I’m the only one praying out loud. So I came up with a solution..before we begin our daily prayers together, I say to my children ‘now don’t forget to raise your voice so that the Poor Souls in Purgatory can hear you.’ 
    This has worked very well and it is so beautiful to hear all their little voices joined in prayer together.
    It is also neat to think that the Poor Souls will be able to really hear their prayers :)

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    Re: Let us empty Purgatory!
    « Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 03:58:18 AM »
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  • I don’t know how much this helps but lately I’ve been encouraging my children to raise their voices more during prayers because occasionally their little minds wander and voices start to fade, so before I realize it I’m the only one praying out loud. So I came up with a solution..before we begin our daily prayers together, I say to my children ‘now don’t forget to raise your voice so that the Poor Souls in Purgatory can hear you.’
    This has worked very well and it is so beautiful to hear all their little voices joined in prayer together.
    It is also neat to think that the Poor Souls will be able to really hear their prayers :)
    That is so beautiful, Carissima! (on your 1st anniversary here on CathInfo)  :incense:
    And we mustn't forget to tell our little ones who have a disappointment or whatever to "Offer it up for the Holy Souls in Purgatory".


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    Re: Let us empty Purgatory!
    « Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 11:41:27 AM »
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  • That is so beautiful, Carissima! (on your 1st anniversary here on CathInfo)  :incense:
    And we mustn't forget to tell our little ones who have a disappointment or whatever to "Offer it up for the Holy Souls in Purgatory".
    And/or for the conversion or sinners, that's another biggie, and also very important.

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    Re: Let us empty Purgatory!
    « Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 03:33:04 PM »
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  • Do you believe it is possible the Church Militant can help completely liberate the Church Suffering? It is said when Jesus descended into limbo, after long expectation by the Prophets and Patriarchs, and prayers from His Virgin Mother and adopted father, He also liberated all the souls in purgatory, giving them a kind of indulgence, on account of His completed act of redemption. Might we not hope that as the Age of Mary draws near, the Lord God will give a similar indulgence to many of the souls in Purgatory? The mission of this site is to help empty Purgatory relying primarily on the prayer revealed by Jesus to St. Gertrude the Great, http://mtep.com/index.html

    "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus Christ, in union with all the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family." Amen.

    The site's calculation appears to be mistaken, though, because it bases it on the claim that "1000" souls will always be released by this prayer. http://www.catholictradition.org/Gertrude/saint-gertrude7.htm also repeats that belief. But the Catholic Tradition site also mentions in passing that some of these were specific to St. Gertrude, for the Lord also told her, "By the prayers of thy loving soul, I am induced to free a prisoner from Purgatory as often as thou dost move thy tongue to utter a word of prayer!" Obviously, not true for all of us!

    So in some prayer cards, you will find the "1000" souls struck and replaced by "some". It seems we can piously believe at least a few souls will be released by our prayers when we say this prayer devoutly, and with great love. As we progress more in sanctity, and become holier and have greater love for God and for souls like St. Gertrude the Great did, we may hope to release more and more each time.

    Thus, if there was a 1000 souls promise, it may have been specific to her, because of her super-eminent height of sanctity. We cannot attain that, but we may hope, by the Lord's mercy and her intercession, the prayer revealed to her, may well release a few souls. Thus, we should pray it often and frequently.

    Thoughts? What are the best ways to help liberate the souls of Purgatory and, if possible, to help empty it completely? The sentiment, "We must empty Purgatory" was also frequently reiterated by St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
    Pope Leo XIII condemned pray cards without unauthorised and extravagant promises, but the prayer has merit. If people forget to pray for the souls in purgatory, the souls of venial sinners face a long and harsh purification. Being left in purgatory because no one prays for a soul must be some torment, a torment like few others.

     

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