This year's Annual Autumn Hiatus Edition is almost exclusively devoted to devotion and liturgy as we encourage all in the Church Militant to focus on the Church Suffering, which is the poor souls in Purgatory with the meaningful Psalm 129 De Profundis - "Out of the depths" with special prayers for each day this month as well as Nine Pious Invocations and a Litany for the Poor Souls in Purgatory. How you respond spiritually can go a long way as to how much time you might spend in Purgatory. Wouldn't you want to shorten that time? Of course, who wouldn't?! That is why the souls we pray for this month will remember us and intercede for us when they reach Heaven. It is not only our opportunity, but our duty - our responsibility before God - to help the poor souls. Divine Revelation encourages it in 2 Machabees 12: 46, "It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." Those who have been loosed from sin join the Church Triumphant. Thus, we can gain encouragement from the saints we celebrate this month and throughout the Liturgical Year since our ultimate goal is to join them before the Beatific Vision. That is why our main goal here in our role as members of the Church Militant is to provide the truths and traditions handed down through the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church from St. Peter through Pope Pius XII with no compromises to the counterfeit church of conciliarism that has been the greatest enemy of the true Church by deceiving so many souls just as St. Paul warned in the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians and in 2 Timothy 4: 2-8 and so many times as Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ remonstrated in the Gospels.

   This month we observe Veterans' Day with a salute to the service of our brave military signified by the camouflage ribbon. It's good to see after so much pink last month that was so condescending to pro-aborts. Even though this editor is a Vietnam vet, we altered the ribbon to the right just a bit by placing the Holy Trinity in the center for we want to honor the Church Militant as well for their brave stand against the heresies of Vatican 2 and all the terrible atrocities of the conciliar church that has helped usher in the Great Apostasy. While we honor the holy Martyrs of the Church who gave their blood for Christ, we also need to honor in the great Communion of Saints the Dry Martyrs of our era who stand with Him and His holy Church in a time He foretold in St. Matthew 5: 10-12; 10: 7-42; 24: 5-25, and St. John 15: 20 that we would be persecuted because of Him. We are in that time and it is only going to get more intense, more harried, more persecution for the faithful remnant that must hold the bunker of the true Faith in the face of so much opposition from the enemy, even at times within our own homes and families and friends. Talk to any Traditional Catholic and they can tell you horror stories of how they've been shunned for swimming upstream against society and the populist New Order of Vatican 2 by merely embracing the Faith of their fathers, the Faith practiced since Christ. It takes grace to realize this and those who have been given that grace to truly see and understand have a responsibility to carry out the duties of a depleted Church Militant, camouflaged as we are in the catacomb chapels, to help others connect the dots so that "he that readeth let him understand" (St. Matthew 24: 15) and receive the grace to truly see.

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We can pay no greater honor to the Saints than by offering up to God in their name the Blood of Jesus. The efficacy of their past merits and present prayers is greatly increased when offered to God in close association with the merits and prayers of Our Lord. Therefore the Church commemorates on this day all the Saints in Heaven without exception, and thus honors also those who are unknown and who have no public recognition in the liturgy. The custom of keeping holy one day in the year as the festival of all God's saints, whether commemorated in the Liturgy or not dates back to at least the beginning of the Fifth Century. In ancient times it was usually called the feast of All Holy Martyrs. The day of its celebration varied; and in the East, even now, All Saints is in most places a movable feast. Pope St. Boniface IV, when dedicating the Roman Pantheon as the Church of Our Blessed Lady and All Holy Martyrs, appointed November 1 for the chief annual festival ...More

To commemorate this Solemnity of the Church Triumphant, we invite you to pray in either Latin or English the Litany of Saints

From noon on All Saints Day through midnight of All Souls Day the Catholic faithful, as often as they visit a church to pray for the dead, reciting six times during each visit the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of Holy Mother Church may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, under the usual conditions of making a good Confession within a week before or after, worthily receiving Holy Communion within the week and having the right intention of heart. This is called the Toties Quoties Indulgence.

We continue this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. With the type so small in most bibles, we publish it here in larger type in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Double of the First Class Solemnity of All Saints, Father Haydock provides a plethora of commentaries on practically every verse of importance. While the Epistle identifies the sign by which we see what constitutes sinners striving to be saints - the sign of the cross, the Gospel lays out the formula for becoming saints with the Beatitudes which Christ our Lord explains with such clear simplicity that any and all can understand. These steps to sanctity are all contained in the Lord's Prayer, and the platform for being Christian in every way for saints are nothing but sinners striving to do God's holy will in all things no matter what the world, the flesh and the devil throw their way as indicated in the Haydock Commentary, Blessed are they who strive to be saints


Sixty-Two years ago today is the last time a true Pope spoke infallibly from the Chair of Peter. November 1 is the anniversary of Pope Pius XII's Apostolic Constitution which defined the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. He decreed this last dogmatic declaration on the Solemnity of All Saints, November 1, 1950. It is important to remind all that this is the last infallible pronouncement to date that was declared ex cathedra. It has been the intent by the conciliar apparatchiks to deemphasize The Blessed Mother's role and to minimize the importance of her holy Rosary, even going so far as to eradicate Fatima in their effort to placate and patronize Protestants and Pagans with the cockeyed reasoning that the Church must be more in tune with the world and its ways. Such erroneous thinking emerged from the Modernists and their man who put it all into motion, the man who called for aggiornamento, one of the men, along with Montini and Ratzinger, who had been censored. Oh, if only Pius had realized what lay ahead. For the final dogma from the last true Pope, see Munificentissimus Deus


During this month our foremost thought is to recall to mind our beloved dead. We shall think of you, pray with you, labor with you, and shall give to the poor for the repose of your soul, that portion of the fruits of our daily labors which was formerly yours.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

  O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of the faithful departed, the full remission of all their sins, that through the help of pious supplications they may obtain that pardon which they have always desired, Who lives and reignest world without end. Amen.


During this month when we remember the Holy Souls, let us not forget the Holy Saints we celebrate during this month as a reminder if anyone needs some impetus to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory this month. It is a litany of all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in this month of November. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Just as almost all in Purgatory are forsaken today by the conciliar church, we must remember our role as members of the Church Militant and call upon the Church Triumphant to intercede for us while we pray for the Church Suffering. As we have said so many times, it's a win-win situation. If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for November by employing the Litany of All of the Saints of November


Though, as members of the Church Militant, we are to pray for the Church Suffering every day of the year as often as we can, All Souls Day is set apart by holy Mother Church to emphasize the need to remember the dearly departed and never to forget them. Out of sight, out of mind is a terrible thing to contemplate when you die and were counting on souls to pray for your soul. Think about it and recommit to focus on expediting souls into Heaven. You'll be eternally grateful you did. All Souls Day


And don't forget it's also First Friday carrying with it the promises Our Lord made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque if one devoutly observes Nine First Fridays in succession. Click the button below for devotions.


Until midnight tonight* the Catholic faithful, as often as they visit a church to pray for the dead, reciting six times during each visit the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of Holy Mother Church, may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, under the usual conditions of making a good Confession within a week before or after, worthily receiving Holy Communion within the week and having the right intention of heart. This is called the Toties Quoties Indulgence.

    * This same plenary indulgence may also be gained from noon on Saturday, November 3rd until midnight on Sunday November 4th, but only by those who did not gain it on the preceding November 1st and 2nd. In other words it's either All Saints Day or All Souls Day or Saturday and Sunday, not both.

See Toties Quoties Indulgence

Is not the memory of the dead sweet to the heart, and is it not consoling to gather about us in thought the family dispersed by death?

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most compassionate Jesus, have mercy on the souls in Purgatory, for whose redemption Thou didst take upon Thyself the nature of mankind and die an ignominious death. Mercifully hear their pleadings - look with pity on the tears which they now shed before Thee and by virtue of their passion release them from the pain due unto their sins. Most pitiful Jesus, let Thy Precious Blood flow down into Purgatory and refresh and revive the captive souls suffering there. Stretch out unto them Thy strong right hand, and lead them to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.


Do we realize when we die we could very well be in the same predicament of the souls in Purgatory today? Do we feel comfortable with that? Father Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. helps us better understand what we must do. Do we realize how few pray for the souls in Purgatory today? Who knows, the way the conciliar church is going, they may soon attempt to do away with the Church Suffering. Don't put it past them. First Limbo, then Purgatory. After all, they've tacitly done away with hell, giving the impression to many that everyone goes to Heaven and there is no need to convert. If that's true, then the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the centerpiece of our Faith and the only true worship pleasing to God, is useless. True Catholics see the error in such logic for they know the truth of the fruits of the Holy Mass and prayers for the souls in Purgatory. They also know that the conciliar church has borne no good fruits and cannot per our Lord's words in St. Matthew 7: 15-20. It's another reason to read Fr. Paul O'Sullivan's poignant words Read Me or Rue It!

Because of the emphasis on the Church Suffering during November we bring you another excellent work from the noted pre-conciliar Irish priest Father Paul O'Sullivan, author of "The Wonders of the Mass" and several magnificent traditional booklets that have increased in popularity as the years go on and as the souls in Purgatory increase and sit, and wait, and wait, and wait because we here on earth are not doing our part as the Church Militant to relieve those poor souls of their suffering. Only by helping them can we avoid Purgatory, only by remaining in the State of Sanctifying Grace, assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the centerpiece of our Faith and the only true worship pleasing to the Holy Trinity. Through the propitiatory sacrifice, our Rosaries, and making reparation for our own sins and those of others can we help the holy souls in Purgatory and hope to either cut down our time there or, by the grace of God and our total commitment as members of the Church Militant, to discover How to Avoid Purgatory

The Mass of the Blessed Virgin shows us Mary as Mother of our Savior. She was predestined from all eternity for the role of co-redemptrix (Epistle), for as Eve was the intermediary chosen by the angel of darkness to bring about the fall of Adam, so also Mary the intermediary to whom the angel Gabriel delivered the message of salvation from Heaven. She ...More


The souls of the Just do not leave us; if we desire it they still remain with us, affording us an indescribable but very effective solace. Let us recall them frequently by our prayers, by our aspirations and by our good works which will help them and will help us to gain Heaven.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most compassionate Jesus! Thou art our salvation, our life and our resurrection. We implore Thee, therefore, do not forsake us in our needs and afflictions, but by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother, succour Thy servants, whom Thou hast redeemed by Thy most Precious Blood.

For those faithful not able to fullfill this plenary indulgence, they may fulfill this indulgence from noon on Saturday, November 3rd until midnight on Sunday November 4th as often as they visit a church to pray for the dead, reciting six times during each visit the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of Holy Mother Church, may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, under the usual conditions of making a good Confession within a week before or after, worthily receiving Holy Communion within the week and having the right intention of heart.

In today's Gospel, Jesus confounds the Pharisees, His enemies, who more than ever are compassing His ruin. His reply is full of divine wisdom. The Apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Philippians illustrates how destruction is the end of those who are enemies of the Cross, and those who laughed and derided our ...More


St. Charles Borromeo - Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal-Priest of the Title of St. Prassede, was Papal Secretary of State under Pius IV, and one of the chief factors in the Catholic Counter-Reformation. He was born in the Castle of Arona, a town on the southern shore of the ...more on St. Charles Borromeo


This special feature is provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost in which Father George Leo Haydock provides a few commentaries that have been abandoned by the conciliar church, so intent on playing down, if not omitting miracles. In today's Gospel two miracles are performed by Christ, one who had the faith but to touch our Lord's garment which, of course, Jesus, by His divine nature, knew immmediately what was in her heart. So also with the young girl whom He had compassion on and rose from the dead, playing it down to diminish the sensational by merely saying "back up and put away your mourning for she is only sleeping." Of course, she was not, but as Fr. Haydock points out it is a way of saying that Christ alone can restore grace to the soul. It symbolizes that she was dead to mortal sin, but revived by sanctifying grace from the touch of our Lord for Christ is the key to all things in life and in death. Something we should all remember well in these times when man places so much emphasis on the temporal and turning to the finite for answers that can only be provided by the Infinite. "Thy faith hath made thee whole"


    Death separates us; it breaks the earthly tie which binds us one to another, but it cannot break the spiritual tie which unites one souls to another - one heart to another.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus Christ, the merits of Thy Precious Blood, deign to succour and release the Souls in Purgatory, particularly the soul that is most abandoned. Place it today in Heaven that in union with the angels and Thy Blessed Mother, it may praise Thee forever. Amen.

The Octave within the Feast of All Saints was added by Pope Sixtus IV. Pope Gregory III built an oratory at St. Peter's in honor of all the saints, confessors as well as martyrs who had died in ...More

Some Traditional organizations observe the Feria in accordance with the liturgy that was established by His Holiness Pope Pius XII and in place at his death. Thus ...More

In consideration of our future prayers, God deigns to grant to a dying sinner good dispositions which secure him the salvation of his soul.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O my God, I offer Thee the Blood shed by Thine only begotten Son on Calvary; the sorrows of His Blessed Mother, for the remission of our sins, the deliverance of the Souls in Purgatory, for our Holy Mother Church and for the forgiveness of sinners.

The Octave within the Feast of All Saints was added by Pope Sixtus IV. Pope Gregory III built an oratory at St. Peter's in honor of all the saints, confessors as well as martyrs who had died in ...More

Some Traditional organizations observe the Feria in accordance with the liturgy that was established by His Holiness Pope Pius XII and in place at his death. Thus ...More

    The Souls in Purgatory appreciate the things of God more fully than we. Enlightened by divine love, they understand the respect and obedience which God merited from them, and the ingratitude and baseness of their sins.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most beloved Jesus, by the merits of Thy five wounds, hear the pleas and release from the torments of Purgatory the faithful soul that did the most good on earth. Place it today at Thy Heavenly throne that it may join in honoring Thee and in guiding me to live according to its dictates.

The Octave within the Feast of All Saints was added by Pope Sixtus IV. Pope Gregory III built an oratory at St. Peter's in honor of all the saints, confessors as well as martyrs who had died in ...More

Some Traditional organizations observe the Feria in accordance with the liturgy that was established by His Holiness Pope Pius XII and in place at his death. Thus ...More

    The Souls in Purgatory appreciate the things of God more fully than we. Enlightened by divine love, they understand the respect and obedience which God merited from them, and the ingratitude and baseness of their sins.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus Christ, Whose adorable Heart sighs for the love and happiness of Thy banished children, we beseech Thee to remember the souls of Thy servants for whom we pray: Command them, we beg of Thee, to be received by Thy holy Angels and with them eternal happiness and glory in Heaven. Amen.

Octave Day of the Feast of All Saints. The Octave was added by Pope Sixtus IV. Pope Gregory III built an oratory at St. Peter's in honor of all the saints, confessors as well as martyrs who had died in ...More

Some Traditional organizations observe the Feria in accordance with the liturgy that was established by His Holiness Pope Pius XII and in place at his death. Thus ...More

    Despite the sorrowful farewells and vows of undying remembrance, the dead are all too soon universally forgotten. "Forgotten is all my life, which never a word recalls; forgotten is my name which no one utters; forgotten is my tomb, which no one visits; forgotten is my death, which no one mourns."

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O God, Who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother, in Thy loving kindness have mercy on the souls of my parents. Forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them face to face amid the joys of life everlasting. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Today's feast, though not established for the Universal Church until early in the 20th Century, is one that dates back to the earliest centuries in the oldest church in Rome: The Lateran. As the anniversary of the dedication of a cathedral is kept as a solemn festival in all the churches of a diocese, so the dedication of the Church of St. John Lateran, the ...More

    The just die members of the Church and so continue. They remain united with us as well as with God by Faith, Hope and Charity. Therefore we should assist them as one member assists another.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus Christ, by Thy terrible agony in the Garden, we beseech Thee to have pity on the Souls in Purgatory, particularly the soul who has the most to suffer through us. Deliver it from the torments, that it may join the Heavenly throng in forever glorifying Thee.

This celebrated Neapolitan missionary, because he was very handsome, had to resist various attempts at seduction. St. Andrew Avellino became a priest and practiced Canon Law; having uttered a slight untruth in court he read a short time afterwards: "The mouth that utters untruth kills the soul." He was so moved by this Scripture that he renounced his career and entered, at the age of thirty-six, the ...More

    The soul that we release from Purgatory is under a particular obligation to us, both because of the singular benefit it receives from entering all the sooner into the glory, and also because of the terrible sufferings from which it is delivered. Thus it is bound to obtain for its benefactors perpetual graces and blessings.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus, by the merits of the sorrows of Thy Virgin Mother, release from Purgatory the soul that is dearest to Thee. Place it today in Heaven, that in union with the angels and Thy Blessed Mother it may forever praise Thee.

In the Gospel for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, taken from the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, we see in today's Epistle where St. Paul points out to the Colossians and to the Church that everything we do in word or work, we should do all in the Name of the Lord ...More


At a time when liturgical honors were reserved almost exclusively to martyrs only, the Apostle of Gaul was the object, at a very early period, of the veneration afterwards extended to all Confessors. St. Martin of Tours died at Candes towards the end of the year 396 or the beginning of 397, after a life marked by many miracles, and by the apostolic zeal in which he labored to root out paganism in his diocese and ...More on St. Martin of Tours

John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost the Propers, taken from the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany this year. Father Haydock illustrates in St. Paul's Epistle to the Colossians the essence of why holy Mother Church had, until Vatican II, so wisely and prudently guarded Sacred Scripture for fear of misinterpretation which led, as we know to Protestantism and heretical sects that today number over 33,000. While the Remnant has been whittled to but a few, God, in His mercy, will not separate the wheat from the chaff until that time when He will judge by placing the good wheat in His barn (Heaven) and the rest of the cockle, bundled into hell as Jesus relates via His parable in St. Matthew 13. Then many will realize that not all those who say 'Lord, Lord' will enter His kingdom, but only those who have done His holy will as Christ affirmed in St. Matthew 7 in assuring us we would know them by their fruits and the bad trees would be cast into the eternal fire. Separating the wheat from the cockle in God's time


    St. Francis de Sales tells us: "Devotion to the Souls in Purgatory contains in itself all the works of mercy, which supernaturalized by a spirit of Faith, should merit us Heaven."

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus Christ, deliver the souls of the faithful departed from the flames of hell, and let Thine angels bring them into the holy light. We offer Thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of prayer and praise, accept them in behalf of all the Souls in Purgatory, that they may pass from death to life everlasting with Thee in Heaven.

Pope Saint Martin I suffered greatly in defence of the Faith. By his zeal and energy he incurred the hatred of the Monothelites, heretics who denied that Christ had any human will. So great was their influence that, after the plot to murder the Pope was frustrated by Divine Providence, the holy man was dragged to prison. From there he was banished to the Crimea where he died in 655. Although a Roman Pontiff, his feast is kept in the Greek Orthodox Church and in their Liturgy he is saluted as "The infallible and ...More

    They are not strangers who implore our help - they are our own; our parents, brothers and friends. They are the devoted hearts, who loved us so tenderly and for us so earnestly toiled and suffered. Now that they are gone from our midst, does not our heart reproach us for not having sufficiently shown our affection in the past?

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus Christ, have compassion on Thy Church Suffering. Temper Thy justice with pity and open the gates of Heaven for the Souls in Purgatory, that they may praise and glorify Thee forever. Amen.

This holy lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor was born around the turn of the 15th century to poor Spanish parents who placed him under the direction of a hermit living in the neighborhood of San Nicolas del Puerto, his native town. Feeling himself called to the religious life, he applied for admission to the Franciscan Order at the convent of Arizafa and was received as a lay brother. He led a life perfect in the observance of the vows of ...More

    St. Ambrose tells us: "All that we give through charity to the Souls in Purgatory is changed into grace for us, and after our death we will find the merit of it increased a hundredfold."

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus Christ, grant to the souls of the faithful departed, the full remission of their sins. Be mindful, most merciful Savior, of that Soul in Purgatory who was most devoted to Thee in the Holy Eucharist. Shorten the moment of his deliverance, that he may glorify Thee, and aid me in my journey toward Eternity.

St. Josaphat was a monk of the Order of St. Basil, and afterward Archbishop of Polotsk, in Poland. His labors for the union of the Ruthenian Church with that of Rome are almost incredible. After a youth of singular innocence mortified by voluntary penance, Josaphat, remembering the powerful support lent to the orthodox cause by the monastic orders, ...More

    Prayers for the Faithful departed are more acceptable to God than prayers for the living: for the suffering souls are in the greatest need and cannot help themselves.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus, shower down on us Thy divine graces and blessings. Unite our will to Thine, and make our prayers more acceptable to Thee, and more beneficial to the Souls in Purgatory who cry out. Have pity on me, for the Hand of God has touched me.

Saint Albert the Great, also known as Albertus Magnus, was a philosopher, theologian, scientist, and most learned man of his time, was born about 1206 and died at Cologne in 1280. He entered the Order of Preachers and had as a pupil St. Thomas Aquinas. His scientific activity embraced: astronomy, cosmography, meteorology, climatology, physics, mechanics, architecture, zoology, botany, agriculture, navigation and the textile arts, and, besides, he compiled an encyclopedia of the learning of his day. In 1260 he was he was consecrated Bishop of Regensburg, but resigned after two years. He is known in the schools as the "Universal Doctor." He was beatified in 1622 , canonized and declared a Doctor of the Church on ...More

   The Ides of November is the feast of a man the Church rightfully labels Magnus: Saint Albert the Great. He was a man who the devil definitely did not want to become a priest, let alone a Dominican. He was the only saint of the Church called "Great" who was not a Sovereign Pontiff. He was part and parcel of the fruits of the century of saints in the thirteenth century and played an integral role in the 14th Ecumenical Council. Albert staunchly defended his pupil once called "the dumb ox" against all kinds of calumny and subterfuge, and always in charity. Little did he or anyone else at the time realize how smart St. Thomas Aquinas truly was. Through the guidiance of the Holy Ghost and spurred by a deep love for Christ and His Church, St. Albert continued right up to his death with teaching the Faith even though he suffered in his later years from Alzheimer's well before it was even called that. This great saint was truly Albertus Magnus: Tutor to the Angelic Doctor


    Death cannot destroy the affection your loved ones bore for you in life, but that affection is now sweeter, purer, more constant. United with God in Heaven, or offering atonement to Him in Purgatory, they love us with a deeper, everlasting love.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus, deign to harken to the voice of the Souls in Purgatory. Grant them remission of their sins because of the love they bore Thee, and bring them with Thee to Heaven, that they may forever praise Thee.

Saint Gertrude the Great was a Benedictine and mystic writer who received visions and allocutions from Heaven. She was born in Germany on the Feast of the Epiphany in 1256. Nothing is known of her family, not even the name of her parents. It is ...More

    St. Paul, in his Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 11: 13-15), tells us, "Every man's work shall be manifest, for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in fire. And fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If a man's work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he shall be saved, yet so as to fire."

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus, have mercy on the Souls in Purgatory who suffer because of some slight human frailty. Deliver them from their agonies, that they may forevermore praise and glorify Thee in Heaven. Amen.

We commemorate the votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday today, ...More


it is also the feast of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus with a commemoration of this holy bishop today. He was born at Neocaesarea in Pontus (Asia Minor) about the year 213, and in his early youth was a disciple of Origen, whom he praised in an enthusiastic panegyric. Among those who ...More on St. Gregory

    "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." When we stand before God in the hour of judgment, will we not welcome the Holy Souls who will throng about His throne to plead our cause, if we have shown ourselves merciful and compassionate toward them in their hour of need.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus Christ, relieve the sufferings of Thy departed servants, that they may not languish in Purgatory because of our neglect and thoughtlessness. Deliver them from their pains that they may praise Thee forever in Heaven and intercede for us when the hour of death draws near.

The two basilicas of the apostles were held in great veneration from the earliest times. The priest Caius, declared against the heretics, "I can show you the trophies of the Apostles; for if you will go to the Vatican on the Ostian Way you will find the trophies of those who founded this Church." Acceding to the request of Pope Sylvester, the Emperor Constantine undertook to make the sanctuaries at the tombs of these apostles correspond externally with their importance in the eyes of the whole Christian ...More


The above Double Major Feast supercedes the 25th Sunday after Pentecost this year. Easter being variable, the number of Sundays from Pentecost, to the first Sunday of Advent is, of course, variable also; but there cannot be less than twenty-three, nor more than twenty-eight. The Mass for the ...more on 25th Sunday

For the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost the Propers are taken from the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany this year. John Gregory has provided these commentaries written by Father Leo George Haydock in which he comments on the essence of what Christ illustrates in His parables in St. Matthew's Gospel today of the mustard seed and the leavened bread to signify the growth of grace by those who seek the kingdom of Heaven by adhering to God's holy will. This is referenced in St. Paul's Epistle to the Thessalonians wherein the Apostle speaks of the profit garnered through faith, works, charity with patience and a labor of love. The mustard seed planted in the Holy Land by our Lord has spread its branches to every corner of the world, fulfilling the prophesies of the Old Testament prophets that the Messias will utter in parables things hidden from the foundation of the world. world as noted in the Haydock Commentary, The Prophets Prove the Profits of Grace


    Your loved one, whom God has called to Himself, does not cease to cherish you. Purified in Purgatory, made more loving by union with God, he continues to be with more light and strength, all that he was to you on earth.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Mother of Mercy, thy power is so great that thy Divine Son will refuse thee nothing. Implore Him, therefore, to release from the pains of Purgatory, our parents, friends and benefactors, that they may join the Heavenly Chorus in praising Him and in interceding for us.

Saint Elizabeth, "fragrant rose of charity," was the daughter of Gertrude and Andrew II King of Hungary. Elizabeth's aunt and her mother's sister was St. Hedwig. Elizabeth was born in Pressburg near Thuringia in to Hungary to arrange, as was customary in that age, a marriage between his eldest ...More

    "We have loved her during life, let us not abandon her until we have conducted her by our prayers in the House of the Lord" - St. Ambrose.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O Lord Jesus, graciously hear the pleas of the Holy Souls. By the merits of Thy Passion and Death release them from the pains of Purgatory. Particularly the soul most devoted to Your Virgin Mother, that he may evermore praise Thee in Heaven and intercede for me.

Saint Felix of Valois was born in 1127 and died at Cerfroi on November 4, 1212. He was surnamed Valois because, according to some, he was a member of the royal branch of Valois in France, according to others, because he was a native of the province of Valois. At an early age he renounced his possessions and retired to a dense forest in the Diocese of Meaux, where he gave himself to prayer and contemplation. He was joined in his retreat by St. John of Matha, who ...More

    He whom we mourn is in Heaven, safe from all miseries and he awaits us.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most merciful Jesus, by the merits of Thy five wounds, hear our prayers in behalf of the faithful departed now awaiting Thy word in Purgatory. Grant, O Lord, to show particular mercy to the soul that did most to propagate the devotion to Thy Sacred Heart while on earth. Speed his journey to Heaven, that he may join Thy angels in praising Thee forever.

Just as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the feast of His Holy Name and His presentation in the Temple, so too the Church solemnizes the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the feast of her holy name and her presentation in the Temple. The tradition that Mary when three years old was presented by ...More

    To find ourselves forgotten on earth by those whom we love, and who have loved us is a cruel trial - but to find ourselves in Purgatory - forgotten by all whom we loved and helped on earth, must be a most painful sorrow.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   O my God, infinitely just, hear our prayers in reparation for the souls suffering in Purgatory for want of charity. Release them from their pains that they may evermore praise Thee and intercede at Thy Judgment Seat for us at the hour of our death.

The virgin martyr Saint Cecilia or Caecilia, whose name is included in the Canon of the Mass' Nobis quoque peccatoribus, is the patroness of musicians. This saint, so often glorified in the fine arts and in poetry, is one of the most venerated ...More

    "Let us never cease our prayers for the faithful departed. St. Francis de Sales often said: "I fear the good opinion which my friends have formed of me: they will believe me in Heaven and leave me to suffer."

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most merciful Jesus, have mercy on the Souls in Purgatory. For us, Thou didst become Man, and suffer to die. By the merits of Thy agony and death, release the faithful departed from their pains, that they may enjoy everlasting bliss in Heaven.

Pope Saint Clement I, who was styled by St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians (iv, 3) as his fellow laborer," succeeded St. Cletus as Pope in the year 90. He is named third in the Canon of the Mass, after the apostles. There is no serious reason for doubting his martyrdom, although the account of it is apocryphal. That the Clement mentioned by St. Paul is the same as ...More

    When, by our prayers, we release a soul from Purgatory, we have not only won his gratitude, but the gratitude of his Guardian Angel, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom his soul was consecrated, and of God Himself Who is enabled through us to sooner shower His blessings on it.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most beloved Jesus, if I could but say "There is a soul in Heaven at this time that owes to me its release from Purgatory, a soul that speaks to God for me, that glorifies God for me, that loves Thy Blessed Mother for me. If it were thus how happy I should be." Release from the pains of Purgatory the soul careless and hurried in prayer. Take him to the joys of Heaven, that he may evermore praise Thee and intercede for me at the hour of need.

Saint John of the Cross was born on June 24, 1542 in Old Castile, Spain. Pope Clement XII desiring to honor the Mystical Doctor of Carmel, famous for the help he gave to St. Teresa in the reform of her Order and for his mystical writings, in which he taught the science of the saints for the good of souls, introduced his feast into the Calendar. Pope Pius XI proclaimed him a Doctor of the Church on November 24, 1926. His life was filled with difficulties and embittered by anxiety, fatigue, persecution, and painful illnesses. When Jesus asked him one day what reward he desired for the labors he had sustained, John replied: "Lord, to suffer and be ...More


Josef Ratzinger and his conciliar cohorts could take a lesson from a man who fought the demons but stayed true to his Faith and turned darkness into light. Perhaps they can't see that because they remain in the dark shadows of apostasy and refuse to repent. St. John of the Cross would have much to say of these wolves in sheep's clothing who have so ravaged souls. Souls are what St. John sought to help and his work "The Dark Night of the Soul" has enlightened countless souls, encouraging them through the rough times to always persevere in the true Faith. On this feast of this holy Doctor of the Church we can learn alot from this Apostle of Perseverance


    "If we deliver a soul from Purgatory, what a joy it is to be able to say to oneself: "A holy soul truly loves God for me and in my name." We create protectors in all the souls for whom we pray, even though we have not yet obtained their deliverance."

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most merciful Jesus, Whose loving Heart was ever burdened with the sorrows of others, look down with pity on the souls of our beloved ones in Purgatory. Hear their cries, and grant that they may soon enjoy everlasting rest with Thee in Heaven. Amen.

In today's Gospel for the Twenty-Sixth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Jesus speaks of the "abomination of desolation...standing in the holy place." Those who read and understand know that this very thing has manifested itself in the man-made sacrilegious Novus Ordo which gives us an indication of the very times we are living in, knowing that all these things must come to pass including false prophets and false Christs and many deceivers that would deceive even the elect, which ...More


There is a commemoration today for St. Catherine of Alexandria. Her legend is unsupported by solid historical authority. Devotion to her began in the West about the Eleventh Century and was widely spread by the Crusaders. We have still much to learn about the personality of St. Catherine, but although the particulars of her life are uncertain, God has been pleased to glorify his saint on Mount Sinai, where her tomb is still venerated by pilgrims. St. Gertrude, who from childhood had had a great devotion to St. Catherine, ...More

John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and last of the Liturgical Year, thus completing the one-year cycle with the apocalyptic warning Christ echoes and which the Apostle Paul warns against in believing false teachers. So applicable to today's Great Apostasy and these commentaries, like a puzzle, all begin to fit together. Had Father Haydock been alive today, no doubt he would have seen how all the pieces fit to the tableau of the end times as Christ laid out and would have dealt even much further into the first verse of today's Gospel for indeed, as we have seen from Sacred Scripture in what the prophet Daniel foretold in the Old Testament of that abomination being seen in Macchabeus with the sacking of the altar and the end of the sacrifice with the false worship set up against and away from the altar, so also this is Christ's fulfillment of his omen seen so vividly in the sacriligious and, yes, demonic Novus Ordo abomination that has caused so much desolation of souls over the past 42 years during the 50 years of Apostasy. Despite the darkness in Christ's warning that very much dovetails into the Book of Apocalypse, His greatest message is the hope He sheds in assuring that His words shall not pass away. Christ Now and Always! But take hope as the Haydock Commentary shows in "When you shall see the Abomination of Desolation"


    One of the saddest facts of life is that the living soon forget the dead. We forget when we live: we are forgotten when we die. St. Monica, on her deathbed, pleaded with her son, St. Augustine: "Lay my body anywhere, only this I beg of you: remember me at the altar of God."

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most merciful Jesus, lover of Souls. We pray Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother, wash with Thy Blood the Souls in Purgatory. Deliver them from their pains, that they may join the Heavenly Chorus in praising Thee and interceding for us at the hour of need.

The feast of Saint Sylvester, the holy Abbot of Monte Fano near Fabriano was introduced into the universal Church Calendar by Pope Leo XIII, who in doing so paid him the honor rendered by the Church to the founders of Religious Orders. In the Thirteenth Century, when many Benedictine monasteries in ...More

    "It costs us very little to help the faithful departed. We are obliged to pray - to assist at Mass, to receive the Sacraments - to give alms, and to fast on the days appointed. If we are in the state of grace, and offer these works for the Holy Souls, they are acceptable to God and speed their relief.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most merciful Jesus, release the Souls in Purgatory from the results of their imperfections, especially the soul suffering there through my bad example. Take him today to Thy Heavenly Throne, that he may join the Saints in praise of Thee and will intercede for me in my hour of need.

The devotion commonly known as that of the Miraculous Medal owes its origin to Zoe Labouré, a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul,known in religion as Sister Catherine Labouré who was subsequently canonized. It was she to whom the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared three separate times in the year 1830, at the mother-house of the community at Paris on Rue du Bac. The first of these ...More

    "Let us accept without a murmur all that God sends us. Every morning let us offer God in half of the Souls in Purgatory all our prayers and good works and we shall help them immeasurably.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most merciful Jesus, by the merits of Thy Holy Childhood, deliver from the pains of Purgatory all the Holy Souls, particularly the soul longest in paying the debt exacted for his imperfections on earth. Take him today to Paradise that he may join the Heavenly Choir in praising Thee and will intercede for me in the hour of need.

Saint Catherine Labouré was a French maiden who was the ninth of eleven children born May 2, 1806 to a farm family. From an early age she felt a call to the religious life. She never learned to read or write and was forced to take over running the house at age eight after her mother died and her older sister joined the Sisters of Charity. Later she worked as a waitress in her uncle's cafe in Paris. She received a vision in which Saint Vincent de Paul told ...More

    In Purgatory, the just and loving soul loses sight of everything but the purity of God, which it loves and the necessity of making itself worthy of this purity. This suffering is so intense, because it is ignorant of the length of its exile from the sight of God.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Jesus meek and humble of Heart, hear our prayers in behalf of the souls suffering in Purgatory, particularly those paying the debt exacted for pride. Release them from their pain today, that they may evermore glorify Thee in Heaven and intercede for us in the hour of need.

In today's Gospel for the Feria of the Twenty-Sixth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Jesus speaks of the "abomination of desolation...standing in the holy place." Those who read and understand know that this very thing has manifested itself in the man-made sacrilegious Novus Ordo which gives us an indication of the very times we are living in, knowing that all these things must come to pass including false prophets and false Christs and many deceivers that would deceive even the elect, which they have. But we have our Lord's words that He will ...More

    "We must never cease to interest ourselves in the Souls in Purgatory. The honor and glory of God, and our own salvation is concerned with their release.

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most merciful Jesus, by Thy Nativity and Holy Chidlhood, deliver from Purgatory all the Holy Souls confined there. Particularly the soul of the youngest to incur Thy displeasure because of youthful carelessness. Take him today to Thy Heavenly Throne, that he may evermore praise and glorify Thee and will intercede for me at the hour of need.

Saint Andrew, whose feast day is November 30th, is the patron saint for fishermen. Andrew, like his brother, Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, "What do you seek?" When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, "Come and see." Andrew had been only a little time with Jesus when he realized that this was truly the Messiah. From then on, he decided to follow Jesus. Andrew was thus the first disciple of Christ. Next, Andrew brought his brother Simon (St. Peter) to Jesus and Jesus received him, too, as His disciple, At first the two brothers continued to carry on their fishing trade and family affairs, but ...More

From the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle to the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one may begin a special prayer, simply called the "Christmas Prayer" to obtain favors if one's requests are in accordance with God's will. It is believed that whoever recites the following prayer with a pious heart 15 times a day from November 30th (this year December 1) to December 25th, will obtain whatever is asked. This Christmas prayer carries an Imprimatur from Archbishop Michael Augustine of New York City during the Pontificate of Pope Leo XIII on February 6, 1897. Since one should say this short prayer 15 times a day, it is recommended to memorize it so you can say it wherever you are or click here and clip the prayer so you may insert it in your missal or put on your bathroom mirror or wherever you would see it the most Christmas Novena Prayer


    "Prayer directly offered for the Soul in Purgatory in the petition of a child beseeching God to be kind and merciful. Could such a prayer, offered from the heart , fail to move God?

Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
R.Amen.

   Most gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor souls in Purgatory, have mercy on the souls of the Faithful Departed. Be not severe in Thy Judgments, but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames and do Thou, O merciful Savior, send Thy angels to conduct them to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

Just as we began the the first week of November with the First Saturday falling on the votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, so also we end this edition with the first day of December also being the First Saturday of December. Today is the final day of the 2012 Liturgical Year for tomorrow Advent begins and thus we begin anew the same calendar year as every year prior. ...More

Today is the last day of the 2012 Liturgical Year. It is holy Mother Church's New Year's Eve, if you will. While the apostate Vatican 2 church expanded to a three-year cycle gutting the beauty and impact of the orthodox traditional Catholic calendar, those who remain true to the truths and traditions of the Church from Peter through Pope Pius XII still observe the Church's Tradtional Liturgical Year. We are pleased that this publication has been able to bring the entire liturgical calendar with the Propers of each and every day of the year since so few still possess the daily missals once so prevalent prior to Vatican 2.



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