THE VALUE OF THE
- At the
hour of death the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your
Mass will go with you to Judgment and will plead pardon for you.
- By every
Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or
less, according to your fervor.
- By devoutly
assisting at Holy Mass you render the greatest homage possible to the
Humanity of Our Lord.
the Holy Sacrifice, Our Lord Jesus Christ supplies for many of your
- He forgives
you all the venial sins which you are determined to avoid. He forgives
you all your unknown sins which you never confessed. The Power of Satan
over you is diminished.
- By piously
hearing Holy Mass you afford the Souls in Purgatory the greatest
Holy Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than
heard for you after your death.
the Holy Mass you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which
would otherwise have befallen you. You shorten your Purgatory by every
Holy Mass you kneel amid a multitude of holy Angels, who are present at
the Adorable Sacrifice with reverential awe.
Holy Mass you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs.
you hear Holy Mass devoutly, offering it to Almighty God in honor of
particular Saint or Angel thanking God for the favors bestowed on him,
you afford that Saint or Angel a new degree of honor, joy and
and draw his special love and protection for yourself.
time you assist at Holy Mass, besides other intentions, you should
it in honor of the Saint of the day.
Jesus Christ, Who for love of me, was pleased to be elevated on the
and exalted above the earth, detach my heart, I beseech Thee, from all
earthly affections, that my soul may always live in the contemplation
Heavenly things. Amen.
Jesus Christ, Thy saving wounds are the fountain of grace for us; grant
that through the merits of Thy Precious Blood our hearts may be
from all impure thoughts and affections, and that it may prove a remedy
for my sins. Amen.
OFFERING OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD FOR SOULS
My God, I beg of Thee in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
the merits of the Precious Blood offered Thee in every Mass throughout
the world, to grant that this day one mortal sin may be averted, one
in doubt may be converted to the truth, one soul about to die in sin
receive the grace of repentance and a happy death, and the deliverance
of that soul in Purgatory which is nearest Heaven. I wish by this
to console the Heart of Jesus in agony for the souls lost through the
of error against the true Church of Christ, Jesus, Our Lord. Amen.
of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Heart
of Jesus, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in
Purgatory, be not severe in Thy judgments, but let some drops of Thy
Precious Blood fall upon them and send, O Merciful Savior, Thy Angels
to conduct them to a place of light, refreshment, and peace. Amen.
of Sorrows! Mother of Christ! Thou hadst influence with thy Divine Son
on earth, thou doth have the same influence now in Heaven, pray for me,
from thy Divine Son my request, if it be His Holy Will.
taken from The Purgatorian Manual,
by Catholic Men for Christ the
King, New York; Prayers and Heavenly
Promises, Compiled by Joan
Carroll Cruz; and a Prayer Leaflet published by JMJ Book Co,.
with Ecclesiastical Approval.
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