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" It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins" (2 Mac 12:46)
 
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We do not fully realise the advocates we have in the Holy Souls in Purgatory and once they have joined the Father in Heaven they are eternally grateful to us here on earth for the prayers and sacrifices we make on their behalf, praying for our needs continually before the Throne of God..
St. Alphonsus Liguori says that though the Holy Souls cannot merit for themselves, they can obtain for us great graces. They are not, formally speaking, intercessors as the Saints are but, through the sweet Providence of God, they can obtain for us astounding favours and deliver us from evils, sickness and dangers of every kind. 
In the prayer and set of fundamental beliefs which we call:  “Apostles Creed”, mention is made of the Communion of Saints. This means that the faithful on earth, the blessed in heaven, and the souls in purgatory are united in one Mystical Body with Christ as the Head. 
13 Reasons to Pray for the Dead
When we pray for the dead, we: 

1. obey the Lord and His Church, 
2. love our neighbor, 
3. express our unity with the other members of God's family,
4. help purify people in purgatory,
5. help those in purgatory to go to heaven,
6. face death and thereby become more aware of reality, 4. help purify people in purgatory,
5. help those in purgatory to go to heaven,
6. face death and thereby become more aware of reality,   

Prayer Events 2011

Night Vigil for the Holy Souls
Knock Shrine
Saturday 14th May 2011
9pm to 1am Sunday morning

November Prayer Day for the Holy Souls
Knock Shrine
Sunday 7th November 2011
2pm to 6pm


Holy Souls Crusade Pilgrimages 2011

GARABANDAL - Northern Spain
Sun. May 15th - Sun. May 22nd 2011


HOLY LAND
Wed. Oct. 19th - Sun. Oct. 28th 2011
7. express and strengthen our faith in the power of prayer,
8. receive the benefit of the prayers of those in purgatory (Catechism, 958),
9. rejoice, for all those in purgatory have given their lives to Jesus and will go to heaven,
10. purify ourselves so that we will go directly to heaven and skip purgatory, or lessen our time in purgatory,
11. share in the pouring out of God's mercy, and 
12. enter more deeply into the mystery of God's love and His plan of salvation. 
13.  because Our Lady has asked us to pray for the dead:  "Today I wish to call you to pray daily for souls in purgatory. " (11/6/86) 

This website aims to explain the Catholic Teachings on the Holy Souls, the meaning of Purgatory and how to gain indulgences for the Holy Souls, offering Scriptural support and the Teachings of the Church down the ages. Here you will find prayers for the Holy Souls and special devotions dedicated to them. 

Holy Souls Crusade was born in November of 2002 and is growing from an Irish association to one with a worldwide interest, having members from various parts of the world. We welcome you and hope that these explanations will help to show the great need there is to pray for the Holy Souls.

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