Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 48 – Christmas and Purgatory

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 48 of our weekly series on the soul. Just two more posts after this one in the series. November was the month devoted to the Holy Souls, but that’s not the only time we need to pray for them. I just discovered an article written in 2003 by an author I respect more and more: Christmas Seen As Best Time To Pray For Release Of The Holy Souls In Purgatory. After all, it’s the season of hope and for giving gifts. What better gift is there than the gift of release from Purgatory into Heaven? And all we have to do is pray for them. (Notes and links are at the end of this post.)

Susan Tassone has written books about praying the Rosary, praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, praying with the Saints, and more. I couldn’t find a video of her talking about Christmas and Purgatory, but I did find the talks linked below (and many others).

Video below, Susan Tassone shares new insights on St. Faustina and the Holy Souls in Purgatory

“To quote St. Thomas Aquinas, ‘Of all prayers, the most meritorious, the most acceptable to God are prayers for the dead, because they imply all the works of charity, both corporal and spiritual.’”

From Christmas Seen As Best Time To Pray For Release Of The Holy Souls In Purgatory, by Susan Tassone.

Video below, Susan Tassone in conversation with Fr. Heilman and Doug Barry, The Souls in Purgatory: Grace Force Podcast Episode 12.

Video below, a talk by a priest I dearly love and dearly miss: Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, talking about Death & Purgatory.

Thank you for visiting and reading. I hope you find something in this post that interests or helps you and feeds your soul in some way. Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, please stay safe, well, virtuous and holy. May the Lord bless and keep you, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+

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Notes and Links

Image in banner and in the text: St Simon Stock and the Virgin Interceding for Souls in Purgatory, by Corrado Giaquinto (Italian 1703–1756). Wikimedia, public domain.

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