The Mother of the Holy Souls in Purgatory: All Souls Day, Monday, November 2, 2015

J.M.J. Would--or even, could--Mary forget her sons and daughters who died in the friendship of her Divine Son but still have temporal punishment for which to atone?

Certainly not.

Our Lady loves her children in Purgatory and does not rest until they are safely in Heaven.

Let us ask the sinless Ever-Virgin Mother of God to take many Holy Souls today from Purgatory to Paradise. 

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Please remember the Indulgences applicable to the Holy Souls in Purgatory during these first days in November. 

From the Handbook of Indulgences, courtesy of the Reverend John T. Zuhlsdorf

Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory on (November 2nd) All Souls Day.

Requirements for Obtaining a Plenary Indulgence on All Souls Day (2 Nov)
§  Visit a church and pray for the Souls in Purgatory
§  Say one “Our Father” and the “Apostles Creed” in the visit to the church
§  Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Holy Father’s intentions (that is, the intentions designated by the Holy Father each month)
§  Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day if you can get to Mass)
§  Make a sacramental Confession within about 20 days of All Souls Day
§  For a Plenary Indulgence be  free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin (otherwise, the Indulgence is Partial, not Plenary, “full”). And desire to gave the Plenary Indulgence.

You can acquire one Plenary Indulgence a day.
A Partial Indulgence can be obtained by visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed.

You can gain a plenary indulgence visiting a cemetery each day between November 1st and November 8th. These indulgences are applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory.

A plenary indulgence, applicable only the Souls in Purgatory, is also granted when you visit a church or a public oratory on November 2nd. While visiting the church or oratory say one Our Father and the Apostles Creed.

A partial indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, can be obtained when saying the “Eternal rest … Requiem aeternam…” prayer.

"Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."


  1. Thank you so much for your example of faithfulness and dedication to the Blessed Virgin!

    1. +J.M.J.+ Thank you, Ana, for your prayers and best wishes.