In fact, we have no conception of just how much they need us. For at every moment of their existence they suffer more than the human mind can comprehend. The torrents of suffering they endure are in reparation for their sins against God, for they must be purified before entering Eternal Life. These are the holy souls in Purgatory.
Would you like to help them? Wouldn’t you like to relieve their immense pain if you could? Well you can!
Today is the feast of St. Gertrude the Great. St. Gertrude’s life was the mystic life of the Cloister, a Benedictine nun. She meditated on the Passion of Christ, which many times brought a flood of tears to her eyes. She did many penances and Our Lord appeared to her many times. She had a tender love for the Blessed Virgin and was very devoted to the suffering souls in Purgatory. She died in 1334. Her feast day is November 16th.
Our Lord dictated the following prayer to St. Gertrude the Great to release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said.
Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
Let’s pray for the release of every soul from Purgatory today in honor of St. Gertrude. Ask God today, especially during the 3 o’clock hour – the hour of Divine Mercy. Ask Him with confidence and faith, knowing that He alone can do all things, if it is aligned with His most holy will.
Just imagine how those souls will pray for you when they enter Eternity and learn that YOU helped them arrive there sooner. Their gratitude will be boundless and for all Eternity they will besiege our Heavenly Father for your sanctity and soul. For how could they not? Wouldn’t you?
St. Gertrude the Great, pray for us!