Saturday, February 27, 2010

Holy Communion for Souls in Purgatory

"For the souls in Purgatory then, Holy Communion is one precious personal gift which they can receive from us. Who can tell how helpful Holy Communions are toward their liberation? One day St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi’s dead father appeared to her and said that one hundred and seven Holy Communions were necessary for him to be able to leave Purgatory. When the last of the one hundred and seven was offered for him, the Saint saw her father ascend to Heaven."

"St. Bonaventure made himself an apostle of this truth and spoke about it in vibrant tones: "O Christian souls, do you wish to prove your true love towards your dead? Do you wish to send them a most precious help and golden key to Heaven? Receive Holy Communion often for the repose of their souls."

~ Fr. Stefano Manelli, from Jesus Our Eucharistic Love ~

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