Our prayers have no bearing on someone once he or she has died. Grant them rest and place them in the habitations of light, the abodes of blessed spirits. St. Gertrude The Great, through her meditations in prayer, was told by Jesus, that 1000 souls would be released from purgatory every time the Prayer of St. Gertrude is invoked. Amen”. It’s easy to neglect prayer for the forgotten souls in Purgatory, but the Church Suffering desperately needs us. The reality is that, at the point of death, one’s eternal destiny is confirmed. According to tradition, our Lord promised her that 1000 souls would be released from purgatory each time it is said devoutly. Souls In Purgatory (November Remembrance) “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. Perhaps there are a few things you can do for your family this November to instill the practice of this virtue into your lives in a special and meaningful St. Gertrude the Great (pictured at left) was a Benedictine nun and mystic who lived in the 13th century. All Souls’ Day the Rosary or Chaplet for the Souls in Purgatory is a practice earnestly recommended to all persons who desire to assist the Poor Souls. The Prayer of St. Gertrude, below, is one of the most famous of the prayers for souls in purgatory. Praying for the dead is a requirement of Christian charity. Either he is saved through faith in Christ and is in heaven where he is experiencing rest and joy in God’s presence, or he is in torment in hell. It is one of the “works of mercy” for our brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. On these days, Catholics recite prayers in private and at mass, that honor the dead, while seeking to help free souls from purgatory. The Day of the Dead, All Souls Day, is an official holiday of the Catholic Calendar. While we don’t know exactly whose soul is in Purgatory, we can rely on God’s infinite mercy and have confidence that most of the faithful are waiting for our prayers … We bury the dead and pray for both the living and the dead. Answer: Praying for the dead is not a biblical concept. Our prayers, as the Church Militant, continue the chain of works of mercy. On this day, three requiem masses are celebrated: one for the celebrant, one for the departed, and one for the pope.

According to the liturgical calendar of 1962, when November 2nd falls on a Sunday, All Souls’ Day is transferred to Monday, November 3rd. Prayer for the Dead By Saint Ignatius of Antioch Receive in tranquility and peace, O Lord, the souls of your servants who have departed this present life to come to you.
I hope that when I die, people pray for me, and I hope when you die, someone prays for you.