Lamentations of a Soul in Purgatory

Holy Soul in Purgatory, is there anything you regret when you think of your life on earth? 

I deeply regret my neglect of acts of mortification.  How easy they would have been on earth, but how difficult they are now in Purgatory.  Here the smallest suffering is more poignant than the most cruel torments on earth. In the world it meant only patience and resignation in the hardships and adversities of my life; it meant only giving from my surplus to the poor, and devoting myself to works of atonement; it meant only gaining indulgences and performing works of piety. Nothing could have been easier, and my Purgatory would have been shortened considerably. 

If God would but grant me the grace to exchange the years during which I must still remain in this place of sorrow for as many years of life on earth!  No commands would be too severe for me; no pains could frighten me; the most difficult works of penance would be sweet and give me comfort at the thought of this consuming fire. 

You who now smart under the insignificant trials and hardships of this life! You who now earn your daily bread by the sweat of your brow, rejoice!  The smallest suffering endured in the spirit of atonement and offered to the Sacred Heart in the spirit of expiation, will save you from a long and painful Purgatory.

Pious Exercises

Resolution. -- Today I will do everything  possible to assist the souls of the faithful departed from the far distant countries of Oceania, particularly from the most difficult, severely tried Catholic mission districts. I also recommend myself to those who are entering heaven at this moment.

Thought for the day. -- "Bring forth therefore worthy fruits of penance." (Luke 3:8).

Exercise. -- Offer to the Sacred Heart a little act of mortification for the relief of the suffering souls in Purgatory.

Special Intention. -- Pray for the souls for which you are most bound to pray.

Motive. -- lf you are indebted to these souls by an obligation of justice, do not postpone it, because this may call down the wrath of God upon yourself.

Prayer. -- O Lord God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy divine Son shed on this day upon the wood of the cross, especially from His most sacred hands and feet, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and in particular that soul for which I am most bound to pray; that no neglect of mine may hinder it from praising Thee in Thy glory and blessing Thee forever.  Amen.

Out Father.... Hail Mary.

(Any form of prayer for the Poor Souls may be used.)

De Profundis    Psalm 129:

Out of the depths I have cried unto Thee, O
Lord: Lord hear my voice. Let Thine ears be
attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark out iniquities:
O Lord, who can abide it!
For with Thee there is mercy; and by reason
of Thy law I have waited on Thee, O Lord.
My soul hath waited on His word; my soul
hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even unto night: let
Israel hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord there is mercy; and with
Him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give them, O Lord.

R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Ejaculation. -- Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.

St Alphonsus ?
(10-26-2012, 03:42 PM)Whitey Wrote: St Alphonsus ?

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Daily Pilgrimage to Purgatory. I'll post the prayer for each day of the week.


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