11/30/2021 – Last Day of Holy Souls Month
Today is the last day of the month of the Holy Souls, however, praying for the Holy Souls should continue all year.
Pope John Paul II regarded giving holy souls in purgatory an indulgence as “the highest act of supernatural charity”.
What better way to pray for them than by adapting the beloved Catholic devotional tradition – the Rosary?
The rosary is a very powerful prayer. In fact, St. Alphonsus Liguori stressed the best way to help the souls in Purgatory, after having Masses said for them, is to pray rosaries and join the Confraternity of the Rosary. He also said that if we want to help the souls in Purgatory and bring them great relief, let us recite the Rosary.
Mary plays a key role in the release of souls from Purgatory.
Her intercession brings relief to the holy souls, as she related to Blessed. Alain de la Roche: “I am the Mother of the souls in Purgatory and every prayer on my account relieves the pains of my devotees.”
St. Pompilio Pirroti had a great devotion for the poor souls. When he prayed the rosary, the holy souls prayed along with him, shouting in response to each Hail Mary recited. The souls in Purgatory were tranquil and full of joy while the rosary was prayed.….
We need to use the rosary to free the poor souls from Purgatory. Everyone who prays rosaries should also join the Confraternity of the Rosary to increase the power of their prayers. We all have many family and friends who are in Purgatory that need our help. Spend 15 minutes a day with your rosary praying for them. It is a devotion that you will be greatly rewarded for doing.