Here is an interesting new blog devoted towards those in Purgatory.
The main purpose of this blog is to have Masses said and multitudes of people praying for the repose of those souls who have gone before us. Also
there will be related topics as well, such as prayer, spirituality, meditations on life and death, and the Mass (particularly the Requiem Mass),etc.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have someone that you would like me to add to this site. (When sending me the person’s
info, please include a picture and a little bit about the person as well, especially their dates of entering and leaving this life.)
I pray that the prayers said for the souls who will be listed on this site be a source of great and necessary grace for them at the most important time of their lives – the hour of their death.
Thank you Jeff for posting this.
The praying for the souls of those who have passed on is an extremely important part of our spiritual lives as Catholics, so hopefully this will provide a place for people to share about their loved ones and for us in the blogosphere to pray for their souls.
Hopefully this will shower many graces upon those souls prayed for and the souls praying.
“Never go to bed at night without praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory because by morning you might have joined them!” (Fr. Denis E. O’Brien)
This is a beautiful idea except for the details part…A website that includes pictures, names, birth and death dates? Any person I know who is elderly or has died recently would NOT want that info publicized in this manner. Who am I to argue their point? For all we know there ARE people in the world deranged enough to make evil use of address labels from trash collection and names/dates/pictures on a website.
The pictures and dates are only optional. A person may submit as much or as little of the person that has died as they desire.
Here is a post I made on the Rosary Army forum:
I discussed it with Fr. Michael Goodyear, LC, he said he could do Masses for them weekly or monthly. Seeing that I am the only one paying the stipend I opted for the monthly route (as I am strapped for cash big time now as I am preparing for my wedding. 😀 )
**Note: two other options (when I update the site a bit more here soon) will be specific Requiem Masses with Fr. Fryar, FSSP, or enrollment in the Perpetual Mass Association through the SMA Fathers (which I do currently as Chancellor in my local KofC council), but I will probably need to have a donations link put on the blog, or something, to fund these options.
There is also Friends of the Suffering Souls. http://www.knocknovena.com We have perpetual Masses offered for the suffering souls; We are up to around 50 Masses/day.
I took a brief look at knocknovena.com, it looked pretty good – I will spend more time with it when I get home. (A possible blog or two will most likely follow.)
Jeff, you are missing on your blog roster perhaps the best new Catholic blog available to readers “Guided Missal”. http://www.jeffrey-michael.com. While sparse in the frequency of its entries, the pure writing and creativity is the best of any active Catholic blog online, and possesses a radicalism that we could all use to jump start the intellect. As a frequent visitor to many sites, I hope you will include this one, if not shamelessly promote its visitation.