Recall loved ones who have died and, in a spirit of true charity, keep in mind other departed souls who may have no one on earth to pray for them.
Reflect on the reality of Purgatory and those who, though so close to Heaven, must still prepare to enter it. These souls, the Church teaches, can benefit from your prayers for them, and their prayers, in return, can benefit you.
Remember, Station by Station, the Passion and death that Christ endured for those souls, for all souls, for your soul.
Pray that same the Christ, the one who conquered death, may soon welcome into the Eternal Banquet the souls of your loved ones, and the souls of all the faithful departed.
"Sacred Scripture and our faith in the Communion of Saints encourage us to remember the dead. What better way to pray for the departed than by meditation on the final hours of the earthly life of Jesus. The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory is a beautiful guide for this important devotion." -- Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
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