Chaplet for the Souls in Purgatory (1850)

NOTE; To be said on an ordinary Blessed Rosary, by repeating the De Profundis at the cross; the Pater at the large beads; and at the smaller, the following invocations: O good Jesus, have mercy on the souls in purgatory (or the soul, or souls of N.), and grant them eternal rest. When the Chaplet is … Continue reading Chaplet for the Souls in Purgatory (1850)

THREE GLANCES AT THE CEMETERY by Rev. John Evangelist Zollner, 1884

THREE GLANCES AT THE CEMETERYby Rev. John Evangelist Zollner, 1884"Only the grave remaineth for me"--Job, 17: 1. On this day, and during the Octave of All Souls, the faithful everywhere are accustomed to visit the graves. Many make even long journeys in order to adorn the graves of their parents, brothers and sisters, or other … Continue reading THREE GLANCES AT THE CEMETERY by Rev. John Evangelist Zollner, 1884

Novena for the Relief of the Poor Souls in Purgatory

FIRST DAY THE EXISTENCE OF PURGATORY PREPARATORY PRAYER: Act of Faith: My God, I believe in You, because You are Truth itself; I firmly believe the truths revealed to the Church. Act of Hope: My God, I hope in You, because You are infinitely good. Act of Charity: My God, I love You with all my heart, and … Continue reading Novena for the Relief of the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Leo XIII by Divine Providence Pope, to the Archbishops and Bishops of Spain, Italy, and the Two America’s

Leo XIII., by Divine Providence Pope,to the Archbishops and Bishops of Spain, Italy, and the Two America's Venerable Brothers, greeting and apostolic benediction. Now that four centuries have sped since a Ligurian first, under God's guidance, touched shores unknown beyond the Atlantic, the whole world is eager to celebrate the memory of the event, and … Continue reading Leo XIII by Divine Providence Pope, to the Archbishops and Bishops of Spain, Italy, and the Two America’s