Holy Souls In Purgatory

Background: The task of praying for the Holy Souls never ceases. Our departed friends and family await and benefit. This Novena is based on the writings of St Alphonsus Liguori. All Souls Day is 2nd November.


Cross-BlackJesus my Saviour, I have so often deserved to be cast into hell.
My suffering would be great if I was today, cast away.
I thank you for your patience with me.

My God, I love You above all things and I am heartily sorry for having offended You because You are infinite goodness; I resolve never to offend You again. Grant me the grace of perseverance. Have pity on me and, at the same time, on those blessed souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with your powerful intercession.

Say: One Our Father, one Hail Mary

  • O Most Sweet Jesus, through the blood and sweat which you suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on the Blessed Souls. (Pause)
    Have mercy on them, O Lord.
  • O Most Sweet Jesus, through the pains which you suffered during Your most cruel scourging, have mercy on them. (Pause)
    Have mercy on them, O Lord.
  • O Most Sweet Jesus, through the pains which you suffered in Your most humiliating crowning with thorns, have mercy on them. (Pause)
    Have mercy on them, O Lord.
  • O Most Sweet Jesus, through the pains which you suffered in carrying Your cross to Calvary, have mercy on them. (Pause)
    Have mercy on them, O Lord.
  • O Most Sweet Jesus, through the pains which you suffered during Your most cruel Crucifixion, have mercy on them. (Pause)
    Have mercy on them, O Lord.
  • O Most Sweet Jesus, through the pains which you suffered in Your most bitter agony on the Cross, have mercy on them. (Pause)
    Have mercy on them, O Lord.
  • O Most Sweet Jesus, through the immense pain which you suffered in breathing forth Your Blessed Soul, have mercy on them. (Pause)
    Have mercy on them, O Lord.

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Blessed Souls, I pray for you; I entreat you, who are so dear to God, and who are secure of never losing Him. When you enter His Kingdom, please remember me a miserable sinner, who is in danger of being damned, and of losing God forever. Amen.

… All Holy Souls, May God Pour His Mercy On You …