A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiing to All

Silly me, I forgot about this Thursday being Thanksgiving. I’m taking the day off and posts will continue Monday with Part 4 of a four-part series on Purgatory, and later that week on Thursday we’ll pick up wit the next part of Sanctity Through the Rosary. So I’ll leave you with a link to the Catholic origin of Thanksgiving in America and I hope you’ve been having a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. See you next week.

Thanks for visiting and reading. May you and I both become saints as the Lord meant us to be. And may His peace be always with you!

Series: Praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four to be posted on Monday).

Series: Catholic Book of the Month (currently Sanctity Through the Rosary)

Praying for the Holy Souls – Part 3

+JMJ+ This is part 3 of a four-part series for November, the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, during which we remember in a special way our loved ones who have gone on ahead, by practicing devotions and praying for them. The Holy See extended the indulgences through November because of Covid-19, see notes below for links about that. Also in the links are a couple of articles about Padre Pio and the Holy Souls. In this post are two videos, one about Padre Pio and his intercession for the Holy Souls and some encounters he had with them, and a video from the EWTN show, Living Divine Mercy on Why Purgatory Exists.

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Book of the Month, November 2021 – Part 9

Reminder: In November the Catholic Book of the Month series continues on Thursdays and on Mondays we’ll be focusing on the Holy Souls. 

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 9 of our Catholic Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page.

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Praying for the Holy Souls – Part 2

+JMJ+ November is the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. It’s a time to remember our loved ones who have gone on ahead and to practice devotions and pray especially for them. The Holy See extended the indulgences through November because of Covid-19, see notes below for links about that.

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Book of the Month, November 2021 – Part 8

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 8 of our Catholic Book of the Month for October (and continuing this November), Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page. (Beginning with this post I’m going to try to remember not to use quotation marks within a block quote since it’s pretty much a given that a block quote is, after all, a quote. Note also that during November the Catholic Book of the Month series continues on Thursdays and on Mondays we’ll focus on the Holy Souls. 

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Praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

+JMJ+ During November the Catholic Book of the Month series continues on Thursdays and on Mondays we’ll be focusing on the Holy Souls. Tonight we have a video, Susan Tassone, the Purgatory Lady, being interviewed on EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ. (Yes, a Jesuit and he’s one of the good ones.) ;) I dearly love Fr. Mitch.

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Announcing the winner of the Fall Giveaway 2021

+JMJ+ Tonight’s the night! I got the entries together and assigned numbers to them in the order in which they were received. Then I used the Google Random Number Generator to select the winner. (I don’t like to use Google but their random number generator was rated highly in reviews.) So without further ado, the winner is (drum roll, please):

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Book of the Month, November 2021 – Part 7

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+JMJ+ Welcome to part 7 of our Catholic Book of the Month (corrected link) for October, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents (corrected link) page. As I said in my last post, I decided to continue with Sanctity Through the Rosary during November because I think it is timely and it’s important for all of us to get serious about our faith and our spiritual life, so I’ll feature something specifically about the Holy Souls, a video or podcast or something, on Mondays, and continue with Sanctity Through the Rosary on Thursdays.

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Happy and Blessed All Saints’ Day

We’ll continue with our Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, during November because I think it is timely and important for all of us to get serious about our faith and our spiritual life. But today is All Saints’ Day and tomorrow is All Souls’ Day, and the whole month is devoted to the Holy Souls, so during November we’ll do things a little differently. I’ll feature something specifically about the Holy Souls, a video or podcast or something, on Mondays, and continue with Sanctity Through the Rosary on Thursdays. We’ll see how that goes. I think both topics are very important for us, especially now. For many of us our spiritual lives need a jump start.

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Fall Giveaway 2021 has ended, Winner announcement soon

+JMJ+ The Fall Giveaway 2021 has now ended. I’ll be selecting a winner (how I choose the winner, scroll down the page) and making the announcement here on the blog on the Giveaway page and in a separate blog post which will also go out in email to subscribers, on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest on November 6, 2021, at 8 pm CDT. I’ll have a photo of the Rosary and tin soon and will share it. Now I want one of these sets for myself.

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. May we stay holy and virtuous, and help each other to become who the Lord intends us to be: SAINTS. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+ 

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Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 6

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 6 of our Catholic Book of the Month (corrected link) for October, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents (corrected link) page.

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Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 5

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 5 of our Catholic Book of the Month (corrected link) for October, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents (corrected link) page.

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