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Daily Thoughts and Prayers for Our Beloved Dead for November - Month of the Poor Souls(6th Day)

The souls in Purgatory are powerless to help themselves. They cannot do penance, nor offer satisfaction, nor gain indulgences, nor receive the Sacraments. They cannot pray for themselves. We, who are still on earth, can share with them the graces which God so generously and abundantly lavishes upon us.

Our Father, Three Hail Marys, Gloria, De Profundis.

Most beloved Jesus, by the merits of Thy Five Holy Wounds, hear the pleas and hasten the release from the torments of Purgatory the faithful soul that did the most good on earth. If it be in accord with Thy holy Will, place it today at Thy heavenly throne that it may join the Angels in adoration. There may this holy soul intercede for me, that I may faithfully live according to Thy holy Will. Amen.
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Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory by St. Gertrude the Great
According to tradition, St. Gertrude the Great was told by Our Lord that the following prayer, each time she piously recited it, would release 1,000 souls
(or a vast number) from their suffering in purgatory:

https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/prayer-holy-souls-purgatory-st-gertrude/
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In another passage, Jesus tells us that even "the greatest sinners" could achieve great holiness if only they would trust in His mercy:

My dearest secretary, write that I want to pour out My divine life into human souls and to sanctify them, if only they were willing to accept My grace. The greatest sinners would achieve great sanctity, if only they would trust in My mercy (Diary, 1784).

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In the lowest Purgatory, where she receives no benefit from anyone's prayers. God is often displeased, if one may speak thus, when many religious come to die, because He has called these souls to Himself that they might serve Him faithfully on earth and go straight to Heaven at the moment of death, but because of their infidelity, they have to stay long in Purgatory - far longer than people in the world who have not had so many graces.

Of all the scripture that comes to mind, perhaps the saddest and most fearful of all is the very words of Jesus Himself found in Matthew 7 and verse 21 – 23. Here, Jesus tells us that at the second coming, there will be some people who will fully expect to ascend to heaven with Him in the clouds of glory, but He will have to tell them; “….depart from Me, I never knew you.” Can you imagine those words falling from our Savior’s lips? “depart from Me, I never knew you!”

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