♦Meditations and Reflections on:

♦November month dedicated to the Holy Souls

Holy Souls


"November begins with two beautiful days: the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls.

Holy Mother Church remembers all of her children, to whom she has given the life of Jesus

through Baptism ...We all know that during this whole month we give them extra love and care,

 by praying to them and for them."

St. Teresa of Calcutta



How can we help the souls in purgatory?



The seven corporal works of mercy:

1. Feed the hungry.

2. Give drink to the thirsty.

3. Clothe the naked.

4. Shelter the homeless.

5. Visit the sick.

6. Visit the imprisoned.

7. Bury the dead.


The seven spiritual works of mercy:

1. Counsel the doubtful.

2. Instruct the ignorant.

3. Admonish sinners.

4. Comfort the afflicted.

5. Forgive offenses.

6. Bear wrongs patiently.

7. Pray for the living and the dead.


Eternal Rest


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.


Requiem Æternam

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,

et lux perpétua lúceat eis.

Requiéscant in pace. Amen.




© Copyright 2005 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana






♦The Importance of Praying for the Dead

♦A Catechesis on Purgatory

♦Intercession for the dead

♦To pray in order to gain the indulgence

♦What is an Indulgence

♦Norms on Indulgences





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