Thursday, September 17, 2009

Free The Holy Souls Blog-A-Thon!

Our Lord told Saint Gertrude The Great that by saying the following prayer, that we would release 1,000 souls each time we said it. Let's see how many souls we can release here at The Rockin' Traddy! Post your "soul count" in the comm box! We have the power, with Jesus' blessing, to send as many souls into Heaven as we choose. This is a great way to get some Good Works under your belt.

Let's try to get 100,000 souls out of Purgatory by October 1!

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus Christ,
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,
for those in my own home and within my own family.
Amen.

EDIT:
Thursday at 6:32pm. So far I have freed 10,000 souls. God be praised.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aw you single-handedly just sent Ted Kennedy to heaven! ;P

So far I've only saved 1,000. sh.

- L

Anonymous said...

5,000 - just getting started :)


jlovesr

Al said...

Been praying this prayer daily for nearly 2 years.

Christian said...

5,000 Today

Marie-Louise said...

+3000

Anonymous said...

I do not think this is what the prayer intended. Saying words will not automatically free anyone from purgatory, it is outside of time.

Purgatory is misunderstood by many. It is only a "waiting room to heaven." It is where we can work out our quirks, and with God's help, be purified to move on to heaven, to live in peace with all.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot to sign the above post.

Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

10,000!

Why aren't you praying?

The Rockin' Traddy said...

You have over-simplified Purgatory. It is not a "waiting room for heaven". You minimalize it's purpose with that attitude.

First, a definition is in order: what is Purgatory?

Purgatory is not Hell minus a few torments and degrees Fahrenheit; it's not Heaven minus joy. It's not a "Third Final Destination" of souls. Purgatory is simply the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that "...nothing unclean will enter [Heaven]."

That there are temporal effects of sin is obvious when one considers that even those who have been baptized, who have a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus, who are the "elect" or "the saved/being saved," or what have you, are subject to pain, work, death and sickness.

The best way to understand the idea of already being forgiven but still having to be cleansed of the temporal effects of sin is by analogy: imagine you are the parent of a 7-year old child who steals a candy bar from the local grocery. The child is repentant, in tears, sobbing his apologies. You, being the good parent (as God, our Father is!) forgive that child and love him and show him your mercy. But being a good parent means that you are also just and will expect that child to pay back the store. Purgatory is God's way of forgiving us, loving us, showing us His mercy and justice -- and making us "pay back the store." Can you imagine what would happen to the child of a parent who never expected that child to "pay back the store" (especially when that same parent believed also that there was nothing that child could do to become "disinherited," as in the "once saved, always saved" doctrine)? As always, the best way to understand Catholic doctrine is to think of God as the wisest, most loving, most merciful, and most just Father that we can possibly envision.

Nota bene: Purgatory is His way of ensuring that Revelation 21:27 is true and that nothing unclean will see Heaven. It is only through Christ's sacrifice that we are shown this mercy! It is Christ and Christ alone Who allows us access to the Father.

Now on to St. Gertrude and her prayer for those in purgatory.

Our Lord dictated the prayer directly to St. Gertrude.

You said "Saying words will not automatically free anyone from purgatory". According to the revelation, Jesus told Gertrude that each time the prayer was said 1,000 souls will be released from Purgatory. I do not doubt what Christ said. Maybe you do. I do not.

But in any case you are not obligated to believe it, as it is a private revelation. But those of us that do, will continue to say the prayer, and are secure in the knowledge that Jesus will honor his words. I hope if you make it to Purgatory, you will have someone to pray for your soul.

Anonymous said...

We do not need to "pay back" that is why Christ went to the cross. Purgatory is where we smotoh out the remaining faults we have.

Heaven being unclean refers to baptism, or simply "seeking God with a sincere heart" as the eucharistic prayer says.


God of Love and Mercy, Peace and Justice, and Compassion, guide us to a world of friendship.

Amen.

Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Sigh. Didn't I just explain all this? Some people just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

10,000 souls today.

Trad mom

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Thanks Mom!

At least someone gets it!

Anonymous said...

It is not supposed to be a card punch.

Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

10,000 today, 44,000 so far! Keep 'em coming folks!Nearly half-way to our goal!