Holy Souls Sodality

'Little Things' Have Ripple Effect

by Staff

"We don't think that it's that big of a deal," said Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, at this year's Mercy for Souls Conference, Sept. 8. "But it is those little things that each one of us does that helps build up the Body of Christ."

At last year's conference, Fr. Dan had given a prayer card to a Holy Souls Sodality member named Paula Callahan of Whitesboro, New York. At this year's conference, she told him how she now inspires others by handing out prayer cards and knitted "prayer squares." He invited Paula to the microphone to share her story. She said:

Plans, Purgatory, and Perfection

Plans, Purgatory, and Perfection

by Terry Peloquin

"Every year, something comes up that we didn't plan," began Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, at the 9th Annual Mercy for Souls Conference, Sept. 8. Beside him stood Marilyn Cassidy of Waban, Massachusetts, interpreting his words into American Sign Language.

John Flora, who is deaf, came from Glenville, New York, for his second Mercy for Souls Conference, even though there hadn't been a translator at last year's event. "I planned to sit up front and get as much out of the talk as possible," John said.

Saint Joseph, in Fatima?

by Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC

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

by Pope John Paul II

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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