Bringing Souls to Jesus through the St. Gertrude Prayer
"I accept with highest pleasure what is offered to Me for the poor souls, for I long inexpressibly to have near Me those for whom I paid so great a price. By the prayers of thy loving soul, I am induced to free a prisoner from purgatory as often as thou dost move thy tongue to utter a word of prayer."
In another vision she was given the Prayer which Our Lord told her would release many souls from Purgatory every time it is said with love and devotion.
St. Gertrude's Prayer
"Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus Christ, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, those in the Universal Church, in my home, and in my family."
St. Gertrude showed "tender sympathy towards the souls in purgatory" and urged prayers for them. She is therefore invoked for souls in purgatory.
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Jesus, with all the Masses being said all over the world this day, for the Souls in Purgatory."
Our Lord showed St. Gertrude a vast number of souls leaving Purgatory and going to Heaven as a result of this prayer, which the Saint was accustomed to say frequently during the day.
Taken from the booklet Read Me or Rue It by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan which has the approval of the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal – March 4, 1936.
As one of God's Marines and a member of a Four Men Prayer groups through daily praying the St. Gertrude prayer you will help bring many souls from purgatory everyday to Jesus. Whenever you can pray this prayer to bring more souls to Jesus. "Never Leave A Soul Behind"
Here are some examples of the Gratitude of the Holy Souls. Extract from Purgatory Explained by Fr. Schouppe
Is it difficult to understand the gratitude of the holy souls? If you had ransomed a captive from the galling yoke of slavery, would he be grateful for such a benefit? When the Emperor Charles V. took possession of the city of Tunis, he restored to liberty twenty thousand Christian slaves, who before his victory had been reduced to a most deplorable condition. Penetrated with gratitude towards their bene-factor, they surrounded him, blessing him and singing his praises. If you gave health to a person dangerously sick, fortune to an unhappy creature who had been reduced to poverty, would you not receive in return their gratitude and their benedictions ? And those souls, so holy and so good, will they conduct themselves differently with regard to their benefactors? — those poor souls whose captivity, poverty, suffering, and necessity far surpass all captivity, indigence, or malady to be found upon earth. They come especially at the hour of death, to protect them, to accompany and introduce them into the happy abode of their eternal rest.
We have already spoken of St. Margaret of Cortona, and
of her devotion to the holy souls. It is related in her
biography that at her death she saw a multitude of souls
that she had delivered from Purgatory form in procession
to escort her to Paradise. God revealed this favour granted to Margaret of Cortona through the medium of a holy person in the city of Castello. This servant of God, wrapt in ecstasy at the moment when Margaret departed this life, saw her soul in the midst of this brilliant cortege, and on recovering from her rapture she related to her friends what our Lord had been pleased to manifest to her.
St. Philip Neri, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, had a most tender devotion towards the holy souls in Purgatory, and he felt a particular attraction to pray for those who had been under his spiritual direction. He considered himself under greatest obligation to them, because Divine Providence had confided them in a special
manner to his zeal. It seemed to him that his charity
ought to follow them until their final purification was accomplished, and they were admitted into the glory of Heaven. He confessed that many of his spiritual children appeared to him after their death, either to ask his prayers or to return him thanks for what he had already done for them. He declared also that by this means he had obtained more than one grace.
After his death, a Franciscan Father of great piety was praying in the chapel in which the venerated remains of the saint had been deposited, when the latter appeared to him surrounded with glory and in the midst of a brilliant train. Encouraged by the air of amiable familiarity with which the saint regarded him, he ventured to ask the meaning of that bright band of blessed spirits which accompanied him. The saint replied that they were the souls of those whose spiritual guide he had been during life, and whom by his suffrages he had delivered from Purgatory. He added that they had come to meet him on his departure from this world, that in their turn they might introduce him into the Heavenly Jerusalem.
"There is no doubt," says the devout Father Rossignoli, "that on their entrance into eternal glory the first favours which they ask of the Divine Mercy are for those who have opened to them the gates of Paradise, and they will never fail to pray for their benefactors, whenever they see them in any necessity or danger. In reverses of fortune, sicknesses, and accidents of all kinds they will be their protectors. Their zeal will increase when the interests of the soul are at stake ; they will powerfully assist them to vanquish temptation, to practise good works, to die a Christian death, and to escape the sufferings of the other life."
Cardinal Baronius, whose authority as historian is well known, relates that a person who was very charitable to-wards the holy souls was afflicted with a terrible agony when on her deathbed. The spirit of darkness suggested to her the most gloomy fears, and veiled from her sight
the sweet light of Divine Mercy, endeavouring to drive her into despair; when suddenly Heaven seemed to open
before her eyes, and she saw thousands of defenders fly to her aid, reanimating her courage, and promising her the victory. Comforted by this unexpected assistance, she asked who were her defenders? "We are," they replied, " the souls which you have delivered from Purgatory ; we, in our turn, come to help you, and very soon we shall con- duct you to Paradise." At these consoling words the sick person felt that her fears were changed into the sweetest
confidence. A short time afterwards she tranquilly ex-pired, her countenance serene and her heart filled with joy.
Extract from Purgatory Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints, by Fr. F.X. Schouppe, S.j.
Tan Books 1986, Pgs 317-320
As Four Men Members we each bring many souls everyday to Jesus through the prayer of St. Gertrude for the Souls in Purgatory and sinners. All those who we help to be released from purgatory will surely assist us in attaining our salvation. Keep up the Great Work!
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The souls in purgatory are in dire need of your prayers and sacrifices to be released from their sufferings which are fueled by the fires of hell and the demons themselves torment them. Please join the RELEASERS. Our mission is to “PRAY THEM OUT!” As long as even one soul remains in purgatory that is too many for us. We pray a powerful prayer that is said to release many souls from purgatory every time it is said. All of these souls will become our eternal friends who now that they are RELEASED from these fires shall not forget the ones who “Prayed them out” They will never cease to pray for you in heaven until you join them their.
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