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A Catholic's Guide to Halloween

Oct 25, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

Halloween begins the celebration of Catholic, and therefore Christian, holy days that remind the faithful of the reality of heaven and hell, the saints and the damned, demons and angels, and the holy souls suffering in purgatory. Catholics historically believed that on these “Days of the Dead”, their annual feast, the veil betwe[...]

Pray a Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Oct 23, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

The Holy Souls in Purgatory are members of the Church who await the purification of their souls before joining the saints in heaven for all eternity. The souls in purgatory cannot pray for themselves, they cannot do anything to hasten their entrance into heaven. But we can pray for them. St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) was a b[...]

20 Ways to Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Oct 18, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

Prayers for the faithful departed pleases God, who makes use of our prayers to help purify these souls that He loves. It is an act of charity that we can give for those we have known and loved, for our ancestors who gave us life, for those souls whose memory is lost, and for those who have no one else to pray for them. Here are[...]

Why You Should Pray a Daily Rosary: 12 Famous Quotes from the Saints

Oct 05, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

There is no sacramental or devotion in the Catholic Church that is more widely praised, preached, and practiced than the Holy Rosary. And for good reason . . .  it works! Outside of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most powerful prayer is Our Lady's Holy Rosary. After all, it was given to the faithful as a spiritual weapon by[...]