At the tribunal of God they will be our advocates; and, if we are cast into Purgatory, they will come to visit us, to console us, until the day of our entrance into a glorious eternity. Money will be useless at the hour of death, but your good works will follow you. She had exhausted every means and made novenas after novenas to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to St.
Joseph, etc. But she was advised to commence novenas for the relief of the "Poor Souls" in Purgatory. She did so and entirely recovered. She was accustomed to say: "All that I ask through the intercession of the "Poor Souls" I obtain easily. With them I am never discouraged, and I hope against hope. O Lord, Who reigns and lives, world without end. The Practice of this novena is especial ly and earnestly recommended to those who mourn the death of their parents and friends. They should commence it on the very day of the death of the per son, and continue it during the nine following days.
It will be a consolation for them and a relief for the dear departed one. Our Father. Hail Mary. De Profundis. Leo XII. Mercifully hear their sighs, look with pity on the tears, which they now shed before Thee, and by virtue of Thy Passion, release them from the pains due unto their sins.
Stretch forth unto them Thy strong right Hand, and bring them forth into the place of refreshment, light, and peace. Blessed Souls! We have prayed for you! We entreat you, who are so dear to God, and so certain of never losing Him, to pray for us miserable sinners, that are in danger of being damned and of losing God forever.
Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni, quos pretioso sanguine redemisti. A plenary Indulgence If It is said every day during a month. Pius VII. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine. March 22, PRAYER for the Souls in Purgatory Almighty God, with Whom do live the Souls of the perfect, and in Whose holy keeping are placed the Souls of those that depart hence in an inferior degree of Thy grace, they being by their imperfect character rendered unworthy of Thy presence, and therefore detained in a state of grief and suspended hopes, as we bless Thee for the Saints already admitted to Thy glory, so we humbly offer our prayers for Thy afflicted servants, who continually wait and sigh for the day of their deliverance.
Pardon their sins, supply their want of preparation and wipe away the tears from their eyes, that they may see Thee, and in Thy glorious sight eternally rejoice, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
This offering we place in the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that she may distribute its merits to those holy Souls whom it is her good pleasure to deliver from the pains of Purgatory. Let it be understood, however, that we offer hereby only the special and personal portion of the satisfactory merit of our good works, so that we are not prevented from offering our good works, prayers, the Holy Sacrifice of Mass, etc.
It is also to be remembered that, though this act is sometimes called a vow, yet it induces no obligation binding under sin. Pius VI, Dec. All priests who take this vow, have the indult of a privileged altar, personally, every day of the year, at whatever altar they celebrate Mass for the faithful departed.
All the faithful who have made this obligation, can gain a Plenary Indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, every time they receive Holy Communion, provided they visit a church or public oratory and pray according to the intention of His Holiness.
All the faithful, who have made this obligation, can apply a Plenary Indulgence to the faithful departed every Monday, by hearing Mass for this intention, provided they go to Holy Communion and visit some church and pray to the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. All indulgences granted, or to be granted, even though not stated as applicable to the departed when gained by those who have made this obligation, can be applied to the Souls in Purgatory.
For those whose duties prevent their hearing Mass on Monday, the Mass heard on Sunday is sufficient to gain the Indulgence No. For those who do not yet approach the holy table, or who are unable to receive Holy Communion, some other good work may be appointed by confessors, authorized by their respective bishops, to gain the Plenary Indulgence as above.
I offer to Thee, O Heavenly Father, for their deliverance from suffering, for their admission to the joys of Heaven, the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the immense and superabundant merits of the ever-blessed Virgin Mary, of all the holy Martyrs, and of all the Saints in Heaven and on earth. I offer, also, and resign entirely, in favor of those suffering Souls, all my satisfactory works, and those of others applied to me in life or death, and after my passage to eternity; and in order to render this poor offering of mine more acceptable to Thee, and more beneficial to the Souls for whom I make it, I unite it to the infinte and most pleasing homage which the Divine Heart of Jesus is continually paying to Thy Majesty.
I place it in the most pure hands of Mary Immaculate, that she may present it to Thee, as a pleasing holocaust, and distribute according to her good pleasure the graces, favors and relief obtained from Thy infinite mercy. On the Large Beads: V. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. Plenary, once a month, if said every day. Plenary, In articulo mortisat the point of deathif frequently used during life.
Leo XIII. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation. Pius IX. Plenary, once a month. At the end: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine. July 9, Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Three Thousand Days of Indulgences for the relief of the "Poor Souls" in Purgatory to be obtained by saying the following ejaculations: 1. The Sign of the Cross. The Sign of the Cross if made with holy water. See Article History.
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Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits Sirach Hear us, your children, who cry to you. Let Us Pray. O God, who by the marvelous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore.
Through Christ Our Lord. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death.
O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-power with your Divine Son. Guardian Angel Novena - They watch over us, aid us in prayer, enlighten us, guide us and protect us. Pray to your very own Guardian Angel.
Holy Family Novena - Novena prayers to St. Joseph, Mary and Jesus, the Holy Family. Mother Teresa Novena - She was a great Saint who lived charity. Novena for Anxiety and Depression to St. Dymphna - A novena for those suffering with Anxiety and Depression to the patron saint of these afflictions, St. Novena for Couples Hoping to Conceive - A novena for couples struggling with infertility.
It's very important for us to lift up our Holy Father in prayer. Novena for the Anniversary of Priestly Ordination - Pray this novena for a priest who is celebrating the anniversary of their ordination. Our priests make so many sacrifices and they pray for us so much! Novena for the Conclave - This novena is to help the conclave elect the next Pope. Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary - This novena presents a profound opportunity for us to pray that Jesus may give us the Grace to be more and more like His mother and thus come closer to Him through His Immaculate Mother.
Margaret Mary. Many follow this devotion. Simon Stock. Most notable about Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the institution of the scapular. Louis and Zelie Martin were the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux and her four sisters. They are also the first married couple to ever be canonized together! Abigail Novena - St. Abigail was a medieval Irish saint. She is also commonly known by the names of St.
Gonait or St. Adalbert Novena - St. Adalbert was a bishop who lived in Prague in the s. He was a missionary and a martyr.
Adelaide Novena - St. Adelaide was an Italian saint who lived in the s. She was crowned Holy Roman Empress to rule alongside her husband. Agatha Novena - St. Agatha was an early Christian martyr who lived in the s. She is one of seven women saints who are mentioned in the Canon of the Mass!
Alexander Novena - St. Alexander suffered great torture during the persecution of Christians under Emperor Decius. Despite his suffering, he courageously held fast to the Faith. Aloysius Gonzaga Novena - St. Aloysius Gonzaga was an Italian saint who lived in the s. He was a member of the Jesuit religious order. Alphonsa Novena - St. Alphonsa was a religious sister who lived in the early s in India. She was the first Indian-born woman to be canonized!
Alphonsus Novena - St. Alphonsus Ligouri was an Italian priest and bishop who lived in the ss. He is well known for his spiritual and theological writings. Ambrose Novena - St. Ambrose is the patron saint of learning and bee keeping! Anastasia Novena - St. Anastasia was a martyr who lived in the late second century and early third century. The first novena indulgenced in the city of Rome , and even there for only one church, was the novena in preparation for the feast of St.
Joseph in the church of St. Prola, loc. The Franciscans, who used before this to have a novena for the feast of the Immaculate Conception cf. Not until later, especially from the beginning of the nineteenth century, were various novenas enriched with Indulgences in common for the whole Church. They number in all thirty-two, intended for the most part as novenas of preparation for definite feasts. Joseph , one consisting of the recitation of prayers in honor of the seven sorrows and seven joys of the foster father of Christ, prior to the feast of St.
Joseph March 19 and one at any time during the year; one novena each in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, at any time during the year, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Paul of the Cross, St. Stanislas Kotska, prior to his feast November 13 , St.
Francis Xavier, and one for the Holy Souls. The novena in honor of St. Francis Xavier, to whom he had great devotion, appeared to him and urged him to devote himself to the missions of the Indies. Father Mastrilli then made a vow before his provincial that he would go to the Indies if God spared his life, and in another apparition January 3, St.
Francis Xavier exacted of him a renewal of this promise, foretold his martyrdom, and restored him to health so completely that on that same night Father Mastrilli was in a condition to write an account of his cure, and the next morning to celebrate Mass at the altar of the saint and to resume his community life.A Novena is an ancient devotion that consists of 9 days of prayer. Novenas are often prayed in preparation for a feast day or for a specific intention. If you sign up for our novena reminders, we will send the right prayers to your inbox each day so you don’t miss praying! Hundreds of thousands of people have benefited from these reminders.