Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Imploring the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Mercy for the Souls in Purgatory

"Would that people knew with what eagerness the poor Souls in Purgatory ask for this new remedy which is so powerful to relieve their sufferings. They call the Devotion to the Sacred Heart the 'Sovereign remedy,' and ask particularly for Masses in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus."
--St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

In her devotion to the Sacred Heart, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque offered many prayers and sacrifices to the most sweet Heart of Jesus for the Poor Souls in Purgatory.  St. Margaret Mary had a great love for the Souls in Purgatory, and our Lord allowed her to communicate with them.  Jesus gave this great saint revelations about these souls and their suffering, allowing her to realize His great love for them and His desire for their deliverance from their suffering.  Out of love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Souls in Purgatory, St. Margaret Mary endured much suffering to gain their relief, ending their suffering and pleasing our Lord.  During this month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, may we also remember to pray and sacrifice for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, imploring the merciful Heart of our Lord to relieve their suffering as we offer our crosses, however small, for them.

Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

O Divine Heart of Jesus, grant I pray Thee, eternal rest to the Souls in Purgatory, the final grace to those who are about to die this day, true repentance to sinners, the light of faith to pagans, and Thy blessing to me and to all who are dear to me. To Thee, therefore, O Most Merciful Heart of Jesus, I commend all these souls, and in their behalf I offer unto Thee all Thy merits in union with the merits of Thy Most Blessed Mother and of all the Angels and Saints, together with all the Masses, Communions, prayers and good works which are this day being offered throughout Christendom.

O Most Holy Heart of Jesus, shower Thy blessings in abundant measure upon the Thy Holy Church, upon the Supreme Pontiff and upon all the clergy; to the just grant perseverance; convert sinners; enlighten unbelievers; bless our relations, friends and benefactors; assist the dying; deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory; and extend over all hearts the sweet empire of Thy love. Amen.

"Behold the Heart which has so loved men, It has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify Its love; and in return I receive, from the greater part, only ingratitude."
--Words of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

God bless!

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