Meditation/Reflection – As we invoke the novena it becomes clear that without our assistance, the souls of purgatory could languish in torment even longer. Knowing that release will come one day keeps them hopeful, but not knowing when only adds to their torment.
“Woe to me, unhappy being, if Thou, O Lord, hadst cast me into hell; for from that dungeon of eternal pain there is no deliverance. I love Thee above all things, O infinite God and I am sincerely sorry for having offended Thee again. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. O Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.”
1 x Our Father
1 x Hail Mary
1 x Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory