Friday, February 4, 2011


For the Holy Souls in Purgatory

O GOD! what victim can better appease Thy justice than that which we are going to offer in this unbloody sacrifice of the cross? As that divine oblation disarmed Thy wrath, and induced Thee to revoke the sentence of condemnation pronounced against mankind, so, mercifully grant that this adorable sacrifice may be accepted by Thee as an atonement for those souls for whom we offer it, that, being released from their prison, they may be received into Thy kingdom, and through the merits of Jesus Christ, pass into eternal joys.

O bountiful Jesus, Who art the propitiation for the living and the dead, what thanks are due to Thee for having left us this divine sacrifice, and for having rendered it available to the souls of the faithful departed! Mercifully grant that they for whom we offer it this day... being released from suffering, may advocate for us in heaven, as we advocate for them on earth.

Let Thy mercy, O Lord! which Thou delightest to exercise, be applied to... whose greatest torment is to be deprived of Thy sweet and adorable presence. Jesus Christ, a willing victim on this new Calvary, pleads powerfully for the remission of every stain that now sep arates them from Thee.

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