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Day By Day with the Holy Souls in Purgatory, 365 Reflections

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Prayers, Promises, and Devotions
for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

“The holy souls are eager for the prayers of the faithful, which can gain indulgences for them. Their intercession is powerful. Pray unceasingly. We must empty purgatory!”

- St. Pio of Pietrelcina

A tireless advocate for the holy souls in purgatory, Susan Tassone provides an unprecedented treasure trove of spiritual tools – including devotions, meditations, and wisdom from the holy souls and patron saints of the souls in purgatory – that you can use to take an active role in this vital and rewarding vocation.

Sharing her deep understanding and personal connection with the centuries-old tradition of praying with supernatural charity for the holy souls, Susan will inspire you with her passion and educate you with her meticulous research. In addition, she provides an avenue for the attainment of spiritual gifts for acts done for the souls that cry out for relief.

“A compendium of prayers and devotions for the holy souls in purgatory as well as an excellent new and inventive pastoral guide for those who care for the sick and dying”

- Cardinal Ivan Dias, from the Preface

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Who Are the Holy Souls?


Souls who need to be purified

The Holy Souls in Purgatory are those which, at the time of death, were in a state of grace, but who need to be purified before they enter the beatific vision. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1030 – 1031) teaches that

All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.

Each year pilgrims travel to pray for the holy souls and visit the Museum of the Holy Souls in the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio (Church of the Sacred Heart of the Suffering Ones) in Rome. For more information on praying for the holy souls, read our Masses page.

About the Author


Susan Tassone

Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is recognized as leading the “purgatory movement” in the United States. She is a best-selling author whose first work, The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, has sold more than 75,000 copies. In addition to her many writings on behalf of those in purgatory, she is a popular speaker and frequent guest on radio and TV shows. Susan holds a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University and has had the honor and privilege of being granted two private audiences with Blessed Pope John Paul II, who bestowed a special blessing upon her and her ministry for the holy souls.