Holy Mother Church devotes the month of November to pray for the suffering souls of Purgatory, whose sufferings are beyond anything we can imagine in this earthly life. We call these souls “poor” because they can merit nothing for themselves, instead relying on our prayers and sacrifices. Today, November 16, marks the feast of St. Gertrude the Great, who offered all her prayers and good works for the Poor Souls of Purgatory.
So, on this November day, let us pray for the Poor Souls by reciting a prayer that Our Lord revealed to St. Gertrude would liberate 1000 souls each time it is prayed:
“Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Your 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.”
St. Gertrude the Great, ora pro nobis!