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.

I just got this book and haven’t even looked at it yet, but I have heard the author speak before so I’m looking forward to reading this. Below is a video of an interview about the book.

Video, William Hemsworth talks with Karlo Broussard about his new book, Purgatory Is For Real.

Also got this book recently, Hungry Souls: Supernatural Visits, Messages, and Warning from Purgatory, and haven’t started reading it yet but I think I will right after I post this tonight, well, right after I pour anotha cuppa. 

Video, Hungry Souls: Supernatural Visits, Messages, and Warning from Purgatory, by Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg PH.D. This is a promotional video from the Catholic Company. I’ll include links to them below in the notes. Let me check to be sure–Well, they’re out of stock there. Let’s try TAN, the publisher. Good, they have it. Links below.

I’ve got a shelf of Catholic studies on the paranormal, the afterlife, NDEs (near-death experiences) and the supernatural, which is not what non-Catholics think of as the supernatural. For more on that see the Weekly Series on the Soul, the first five parts of the series are about Occult Phenomena in the Light of Theology, a book by Dom Wiesinger, OCSO, a Cisterian abbot and highly respected in the field of parapsychology.

Abott Wiesinger, a Cistercian theologian who conducted extensive research into the paranormal, demonstrates that while many so-called psychic happenings can be dismissed, others can be explained by “vestigial” powers of the human soul left over from its pre-fallen state:

“Theology teaches us that in Paradise man possessed powers which were afterwards lost to him. The question is, which powers were lost completely, which were merely weakened, and whether certain of these powers, which may have remained latent, might… be capable of revival.”

From the book information at Marianland.

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. I pray that you and I will 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+

The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times. — Padre Pio.

A Rosary a day keeps the devil away!

Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of this four-part series.


Notes and Links

Image in the banner: An Angel Frees the Souls of Purgatory, Ludovico Carracci, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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