COMMENT (by a soul):
I had wanted to do this blog post at the beginning of November, but with the drama of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and urgency of the heavenly messages around that time, this task was neglected by me…
But, no more. The poor souls need our help and so, I am posting some resources for followers of the blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, to learn more about Purgatory and to help the poor souls make it finally home.
Firstly, only in November, if you pray the Flame of Love Hail Mary, 10 poor souls are released to Heaven. Imagine if you did an entire Rosary! Here is the special prayer and a link to find out more information on this blog:
“Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed are Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”
More Information: Flame of Love Hail Mary
Next, according to tradition, St. Gertrude the Great was told by Our Lord that the following prayer, when piously recited, would release 1,000 souls from their suffering in Purgatory:
I offer You the most precious blood
of thy Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said
throughout the world today,
for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory,
for sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal Church,
for those in my own home,
and in my family. Amen.”
Next, I have been a member of the lay association, Friends of the Suffering Souls (FOSS), for 14 years. The only obligation of members is to arrange one Holy Mass each year for their perpetual 100 daily Masses for the poor souls. Periodically, they email newsletters about Purgatory and miracle stories of members in the association. I suggest everyone join and you can also join other people (living and deceased) so they can receive spiritual benefit of the perpetual Masses, too.
Friends of the Suffering Souls (FOSS)
Next, if you have any deceased souls who need the benefit of Masses, you can enroll them for free into the Purgatory Project, which is an online Registry of the Dead. Sometimes, I will enroll deceased souls I read about in the daily news, so they can be taken care of. Here is the website:
Purgatory Project – Holy Souls – Online Registry of the Dead
Next, although there are many fine organizations, whenever I need to arrange Masses, especial 30 Gregorian Latin Masses, for deceased souls, I use this Franciscan missionary organization, Seraphic Mass Association. They also do individual Masses and Novena of Masses.
Seraphic Mass Association
Next, if you would like to read some heavenly messages about Purgatory, Holy Love Ministry (http://www.holylove.org), has two books–one in English and another in Spanish, that are free to read online, save for offline, and to print out. Here are the links to the PDFs:
Holy Love – Purgatory (English) (68 pages)
Holy Love – Purgatory (Spanish) (64 pages)
Next, Direction For Our Times (http://www.directionforourtimes.com), has a short 24-page online PDF booklet called, “Heaven Speaks To Those Who Fear Purgatory”. It contains heavenly messages from various Saints. I also recommend people purchase chosen soul, Anne’s book, Mist of Mercy, which has many spiritual insights into the state of Purgatory, based on Anne’s visits there.
Booklet: “Heaven Speaks To Those Who Fear Purgatory”
Next, if you would like to read online for free a good short book on Purgatory, here is a link to a classic book on the subject. It is called, “Read Me or Rue It”, by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan, and includes many heavenly messages that give insights into the state of poor souls.
“Read Me or Rue It” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan
Finally, here is a short article called, “The Secret of the Poor Souls in Purgatory”. It is an interview with the now-deceased Austrian mystic, Maria Simma, who suffered for and had many encounters with the poor souls. It provides a lot of information on the subject.
“The Secret of the Poor Souls in Purgatory”
Also see related heavenly messages:
“Visits to Heaven and Purgatory – Holy Love Messages”