Thursday, November 08, 2012


A reading to share with you from a book on the Holy Souls in Purgatory "Get Us Out of Here"

It's from a woman named Maria Simma, who was visited by the Holy Souls from the time she was a child.  She comes with complete church approval and comes across as incredibly sound, sane, reasonable, pragmatic and downright funny at times.  I'll be sharing periodically from the book in this month dedicated to the Holly Souls. 

In response to the question:
"How often should, in your opinion, people attend Mass?"

She said:
"Everyday.  You're surprised; don't be.  To come nearer to God we must first, with a tiny bit of disciplines, MAKE TIME FOR HIM.  Did He not give us his life and this time?  It is therefore not too much to expect to give a part of each day back to Him.  I am fully aware that today's society has most people geared to rush about with innumerable excuses to neglect the third of our beings that consists of the spiritual.  Man needs food for his body, his mind and for his spiritual life.  If any one of these is ignored the person can never achieve his balance and fullness, and thus he remains behind.  He loses out and God never wants anybody to fall back.  I promise you with all my heart that once you give Jesus this time, you will soon be entirely puzzled how you ever existed before.  He brings us such peace, such strength and such joy.  Jesus is not just another psychological crutch.  He is God and thus our one and only very best friend."

Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great
A prayer which would release 1000 souls from purgatory each time it is said:
"Eternal Father, I offer you the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen"