- Pray for the Holy Souls!
Susan’s New Book on Purgatory Available
Day By Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
“These daily meditations are a banquet of delights which I am certain will provoke reflection and inspire prayer for a wide range of the faithful. A phenomenal book with fascinating insights on purgatory from the greatest saints, church writers, and mystics of all time. A ‘must read’ for anyone who wants to provide comfort and lift their loved ones to the bosom of the Lord!”
National Shrine of The Divine Mercy
and Holy Souls Sodality
“Prayers for those who have gone before us in faith, for the souls in purgatory, are part of the Church’s liturgy. Susan Tassone has for many years worked to make such prayer part of Catholic personal devotion. This book of daily reflections will be a great help to all who want to help those we love beyond the separation imposed by death.”
Archbishop of Chicago
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 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.