Today, November 2nd is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed — also known as All Souls Day.
The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
I want to share an important Catholic Society: Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society.
I encourage you to enroll your deceased loved ones in the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society.
I also encourage you to enroll a person when you hear of their passing, whether you know the person or not.
I briefly shared about the Purgatorial Society after discovering it last year.
Since that time, I’ve enrolled countless souls in the Society — relatives, acquaintances, celebrities, and other people I’ve never met.
Praying for the dead is a spiritual work of mercy and SO IMPORTANT.
May the Divine Assistance remain always with us. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains:
1030 All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.
1031 The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire:
As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come.
1032 This teaching is also based on the practice of prayer for the dead, already mentioned in Sacred Scripture: “Therefore [Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin.” From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God. The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead:
Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father’s sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.
958 Communion with the dead. “In full consciousness of this communion of the whole Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, the Church in its pilgrim members, from the very earliest days of the Christian religion, has honored with great respect the memory of the dead; and ‘because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins’ she offers her suffrages for them.” Our prayer for them is capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective.
Enrollments are FREE, UNLIMITED and PERPETUAL.
All they ask is that you pray for the souls enrolled and the priests who offer Traditional Latin Masses for the Society.
To enroll individual souls:
- Email email@example.com with Name, State, Country
To enroll entire families:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Family Name, State, Country
- Individual names are preferred
I saved the email address in my contacts and took a screenshot of the prayer for the souls and priests in order to simplify the process of an enrollment.
Please forward the Society to family and friends, post on social media, list in church bulletins, announce from the pulpit at Mass etc.
Let us spread the word and relieve suffering souls, especially during the month of November.
As St. Padre Pio said, “We must empty Purgatory with our prayers.”
First Friday is November 4th
First Saturday is November 5th