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


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 guid for those who care for the sick and dying”
- Cardinal Ivan Dias, from the Preface

Here are some of the unique highlights of the book:

  • Powerful Preface written by Cardinal Dias in Rome
  • First extensive prayer book for the holy souls written in over 75 years
  • First ever seen altar where Pope St. Gregory had the FIRST GREGORIAN MASSES offered for the soul of Monk Justus and where he offered Mass regularly for the souls in purgatory
  • Rare writings from the Purgatory Saints
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church on Purgatory in a Novena format (easier for devotees to absorb, understand and remember!)
  • The complete writings on Purgatory of Blessed John Paul II in a novena format
  • Spiritual Protection Prayers
  • Special Litany for Priests
  • First ever section for the sick, suffering and dying including the Apostolic Pardon with both formulas for priest to impart
  • Special novenas, powerful litanies and much more!
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Praying With the Saints for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

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Let the saints inspire you to intercede for the holy souls in purgatory!

Throughout the ages the devotions, prayers, and practices of the Communion of Saints have been offered up on behalf of souls in purgatory, the “Church Suffering.” The saints’ ardent desire to intercede for the holy souls impelled them to pray ceaselessly for their eternal rest.

This inspiring book shows how you can join the saints in this act of divine charity, thereby attaining spiritual gifts for acts done for the souls that cry out to us for relief.

Over the years, Susan Tassone has been tirelessly writing and teaching about this revered tradition of praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Her meticulous research and attention to both historical and spiritual detail has helped many to understand more deeply the value of this singular devotion and selfless way of prayer. She has brought a whole new dimension to this devotion, seeing it through the spiritual writings and traditions of saints throughout the centuries.
— Cardinal Ivan Dias
Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
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The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

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Recall, reflect, remember, and pray

Recall loved ones who have died and, in a spirit of true charity, keep in mind other departed souls who may have no one on earth to pray for them.

Reflect on the reality of purgatory and those who, though so close to heaven, must still prepare to enter it. These souls, the Church teaches, can benefit from your prayers for them and whose prayers, in return, can benefit you.

Remember, Station by Station, the Passion and death that Christ endured for those souls, for all souls, for your soul.

Pray that the same Christ, the One who conquered death, may soon welcome into the Eternal Banquet the souls of your loved ones, and the souls of all the faithful departed.

With its one-of-a-kind combination of the traditional prayers of the Stations of the Cross and scriptural reflections focusing on Christ’s passion and death, The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory was an immediate best-seller when first published in 2000. The revised edition is expanded and features beautiful, four-color mosaics from Marytown, home of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe.

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Prayers of Intercession for the Holy Souls

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Audio tape led by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., and Fr. John Grigus, O.F.M. Conv., based on book by Susan Tassone

Now, you can be a member of this “audio faith – community,” lifting mind and heart to God and remembering loved ones who have passed away.

Let popular author and retreat master Fr. Benedict J Groeschel, C.F.R. guide you through the Stations of the Cross (using Susan Tassone’s excellent book) and the Litany of the Holy Souls.

Allow Marytown’s Fr. John Grigus, O.F.M. Conv., to lead you in praying the Rosary, Benediction, and the Divine Praises.

Add your voice and your petitions to this congregation that includes Franciscan friars, novices, and lay men and women.

A thoughtful gift for a family member, friend, or fellow parishioner, especially one who has difficulty seeing.

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Thirty-Day Devotions for the Holy Souls

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Prayers, Scripture, and reflections

The months following the death of a loved one are an especially difficult time. Thirty-Day Devotions for the Holy Souls offers comfort to those who are grieving and gives them a personal and powerful method of praying for their departed family member or friend.

Day by day, here are:

  • Prayers and meditations that console the one who mourns and assist the one who has died
  • Scriptural passages
  • Reflections from Church Fathers, saints, and theologians
  • Answers to the most commonly-asked questions about purgatory
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The Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

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A new way to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Giving the Holy Souls in Purgatory an indulgence is “the highest act of supernatural charity,” says Blessed Pope John Paul II. What better way to pray for them than by adapting our favorite devotional tradition — the Rosary?

This little book slips easily into your pocket, so it can go with you anywhere you have time to pray. Susan Tassone points out the Scripture passages that relate to those awaiting their release into heaven. As you pray, you’ll come to a deeper understanding of Purgatory.

There’s simply nothing else like this book. Make praying for the Holy Souls a regular part of your devotional life.

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