Monday, November 03, 2008

Visiting a cemetery and praying for the dead


during the Octave of All Saints' Day, November 1 through November 8, will gain a plenary indulgence that can be applied to the souls in purgatory.

Broken Arrow Historic Catholic Church


"The soul of our Historic Chapel has been one of peace, beauty and love since 1895 when it was established as the Holy Cross Catholic Church. We hope that you and your guests will enjoy the special spirit that dwells here and pass it on."

The Blessed Sacrament is no longer reserved, so what are they talking about?

Turkish Officials vandalise historic church

"Local government officials removed and threw away roof tiles, broke all the windows and destroyed the window frames

In response to destruction of a historic Orthodox Christian Church by eight officials of a local Ministry of Forestry in Turkey, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent an official letter to Mevlut Kurban, the District Elder of Princess Islands, expressing his 'strong disappointment and shock.'"

Heroic Act of Charity

in favour of the souls detained in Purgatory consists in this.

Purgatorian Consoler

a manual of prayers containing a selection of devotional exercises, originally prepared for the use of the members of the Purgatorian Arch Confraternity, enlarged and adapted to general use

There is no greater charity than to pray for the Poor Souls. Use this book!

Indulgenced prayers applicable (inter-alia!) to the Souls in Purgatory

"Jesus, Mary!" (25 days' indulgence each time.)

"My Jesus, mercy!" (100 days' indulgence each time.)

"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere!" (100 days' indulgence each time.)

"Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!" (100 days' indulgence each time.)

"Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like Thine!" (300 days' indulgence each time.)

"O sweetest Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may ever love Thee more and more!" (300 days' indulgence each time; plenary indulgence once a month.)

"My sweetest Jesus, be not my Judge but my Saviour!" (50 days' indulgence each time.)

"Blessed be the holy Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary!" (300 days' indulgence each time.)

"Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us!" (100 days' indulgence each time.)

"Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation!" (300 days' indulgence each time; plenary indulgence once a month. Pius IX., 30th Sept., 1852.)

"Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ in satisfaction for my sins and for all the wants of the holy Church." (100 days' indulgence each time.,)

"O Sacrament most holy! O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine!" (100 days' indulgence each time.)

Purgatorian Archconfraternity


continues the work of rescue for Poor Souls.

"“Oh no! That is not sufficient. It is the Blood of Jesus Christ that is needed to extinguish the flames by which I am consumed; it is the August Sacrifice that will deliver me from these frightful torments.”
(A Soul from Purgatory to Bl. Henry Suso)"

Altar of the Bona Mors, St Francis Xavier, Liverpool

Luke 23.
39 unus autem de his qui pendebant latronibus blasphemabat eum dicens si tu es Christus salvum fac temet ipsum et nos
40 respondens autem alter increpabat illum dicens neque tu times Deum quod in eadem damnatione es
41 et nos quidem iuste nam digna factis recipimus hic vero nihil mali gessit
42 et dicebat ad Iesum Domine memento mei cum veneris in regnum tuum
43 et dixit illi Iesus amen dico tibi hodie mecum eris in paradiso
44 erat autem fere hora sexta et tenebrae factae sunt in universa terra usque in nonam horam 45 et obscuratus est sol et velum templi scissum est medium
46 et clamans voce magna Iesus ait Pater in manus tuas commendo spiritum meum et haec dicens exspiravit

39 And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done no evil.
42 And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.
44 And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.

43 "In paradise"... That is, in the happy state of rest, joy, and peace everlasting. Christ was pleased, by a special privilege, to reward the faith and confession of the penitent thief, with a full discharge of all his sins, both as to the guilt and punishment; and to introduce him immediately after death into the happy society of the saints, whose limbo, that is, the place of their confinement, was now made a paradise by our Lord's going thither.

St Dismas, pray for us!

Thankyou Rome of the West

The Bona Mors Confraternity

Chapel of St Julienne de Cornillon, Brussels


Still no news whether it will be a ballet school or a Romanian Orthodox Church.

Best Wedding Chapel Tour


..of a former Catholic Church