I’ve thought about this often. People who are famous, die, too. Rather than have them be one of the abandoned or forgotten souls in Purgatory, do you pray for them?
When a person dies, the time of merit has ended. The souls who merited heaven, thank God for that gift for they lead lives of grace and holiness. If souls have merited Purgatory, they can no longer pray for themselves. Their suffering is great. Yet these souls are grateful because they can no longer sin, and they know that their purgation will merit them the gift of heaven. These souls are completely reliant on our prayers to ease their sufferings and hasten their cleansing. They know that they do not merit hell, but those who do not have others to pray for them linger in this state of eternity.
Do you pray for the Souls in Purgatory daily?
“Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine
Son, Jesus, in union with 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.
The St. Gertrude prayer is said to release 1,000 souls each time it is prayed devoutly. We need to remember this prayer for the souls who are released from Purgatory by your prayers, pray for you and your intentions. They become your intercessors with great gratitude!
Are there other ways to help the Souls in Purgatory?
1) Have Masses said for the souls.
2) Offer sacrifices for them, both big and small.
3) Pray for the souls daily.
4) Offer Masses for them when you attend.
5) Remind others to pray for them.
So, back to my initial question?
When someone famous dies, do you pray for the repose of their soul?
When someone you know dies, do you pray for the repose of their soul?
When someone you love dies, do you pray for the repose of their soul?
What’s your answer?