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How can we help those people who pass away unexpectedly, especially in this time of pandemic? What assistance can we render them if they don’t have time to receive the Last Sacraments? Watch “Mercy for Souls in the Year of St. Joseph,” a talk given by Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, spiritual director for the Holy Souls Sodality.

For the Daily Double!

"God allows souls to suffer here so that they may be purified to share in His holiness." What is Purgatory? "Correct!"

The Holy Souls in Purgatory

They are calling to us, these fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters from throughout the ages.

The Journey is On

Here's a five-point plan for all of us resolved to identify our own sins, repent, and sin no more.

Led back to the Rosary

A Holy Souls Sodality member shares the story of recently emerging from an astounding 20-year "spiritual valley."

What can we learn from the saints? How do we fit into God’s plan for salvation? Watch "Co-Redemption in a Pandemic," a talk given by Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, spiritual director for the Holy Souls Sodality.

A Beautiful Assumption

"We would look to this little respite — this dip in the water — as an annual time of spiritual renewal, of reconfirming that we are creatures of God and that our hope is in Him," writes Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC

Purgatory Isn't a Day at the Beach

Ah, summertime, and the living is easy. Vacation. A few days at the beach. An afternoon picnic. And ... prayers for the suffering souls in Purgatory? Absolutely! No week or two off for them. Here are some summertime tips from acclaimed writer Susan Tassone.

He Comes to Us

With the social and economic order upended, we can be reminded of what Jesus seeks to give to us and what He wants in return.

Mary and the Holy Souls in St. Faustina's Diary

Mary reminds us that, even in our hectic lives, the order of charity demands that we show concern for the suffering souls. If Mary, our spiritual mother, is concerned with the souls in Purgatory, we should be, too.

A Glimpse Behind the Thin Veil

Let's turn to a dynamic duo of saints, the mother-daughter team of St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Catherine of Sweden.

The Horrors of Hell, the Greatness of God

Maybe I have a one-track mind, but as the spiritual director of the Holy Souls Sodality, whenever I see snowflakes, I cannot help but to turn my thoughts to souls in need and to a favorite saint of mine.

Here's a Resolution

We who long to be with God for all of eternity should find inspiration in the realities of Purgatory. We should be inspired to purify ourselves here and now, on Earth, to make God the very fulfillment of all our desires.

St. Joseph's Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary. Father Dan Cambra, MIC, shares his favorite pious practice associated with this great saint who had a knack for turning sorrow to joy.

'What Do You Ask God for Today?'

Beth Alley of Searsport, Maine, knew something was wrong. Here's the story about how things got right again for her.

Did Someone say 'Road Trip'?

To conclude our year dedicated to St. Joseph, Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, recommends you start your engines

'Little Things' Have Ripple Effect

Retired nurse Paula Callahan gives patients knitted prayer squares, plastic Rosaries, and prayer cards. What inspired her mission?

Plans, Purgatory, and Perfection

Couldn't make it to this year's 9th Annual Mercy for Souls Conference at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy? Well, read all about it here.

Saint Joseph, in Fatima?

In light of the perilous state of traditional family life in our culture, we can learn a lot through a miraculous incident that occurred 102 years ago this month. It features the man we've been honoring this year: St. Joseph.

Purgatory Is Necessary Purification

At the General Audience of Wednesday 4 August 1999, following his catecheses on heaven and hell, the Holy Father Pope John Paul  II reflected on Purgatory. He explained that physical integrity is necessary to enter into perfect communion with God therefore "the term purgatory does not indicate a place, but a condition of existence," where Christ "removes … the remnants of imperfection."

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