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The Action Apostolate for the Poor Souls in Purgatory provides prayer cards and other resources to help the living (Church Militant) to pray for the Poor Souls (Church Suffering) to get them into Heaven (Church Triumphant!) sooner to forever be with His Glorious Presence in Heaven.

Strengthen your prayer life with stories from the Faithful, spiritual conversations on our Podcast or getting our Downloads. Evangelize with your family or parish to bring them comfort by getting our prayer cards and resources to get involved. 

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Jesus loves the Poor Souls and uses your prayers to lessen the Poor Souls suffering, offering up all the works of charity, both corporal and spiritual, to help the soul of your loved ones move through Purgatory.

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Priests Using Cards
in the Confessional


4" x 9" LATIN
Poor Souls Card


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4" x 6" BIBLE SIZE
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Welcome to the Confessional

One of the most important numbers is 9+, which is the number of priests who said they use the Poor Souls prayer cards as Penance in the Confessional.  

Part of your Penance given to complete the Absolution of your sins could be to pray using our simple prayer card.  What an honor to help after Confessing our sins as you also pray for the Poor Souls. 
Who could have ever guessed that printing a few cards would lead to being an integral part of Absolution to those in need? 
Every day is a blessing.

Catholic Priest Testimonials

"I can't thank you enough for your prayer card, Pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember that pool of grace that is available to us through our prayers for those who are in Purgatory. You are more than welcome to place your prayer cards in the vestibule of the church and the Adoration Chapel. I remain yours in Christ."
Handwritten Letter from a Catholic Priest
New Orleans, Louisiana. USA
"Your box of religious material arrived safely. St Francis Xavier, St Ignatious and Immaculate Conception parishes will all benefit from your generosity. Thank you so very much. The souls in Purgatory must love you very much."
From Catholic Priest
Missoula, Montana. USA

What does the Catholic Church say about purgatory?

The Catholic Church believes that Purgatory is a place for souls to be purified before entering Heaven if they died with any sin on their soul.  The Catholic Church believes that only God can Judge souls, it cannot determine whether or not souls deserve to go straight to Heaven or if they need time in Purgatory.  No unclean soul wants to go before The Holiest of Holies with any sin on their soul!  Purgatory is another example of Mercy God gives us to get to Heaven, even when a soul doesn’t merit Heaven.

Is purgatory in the Catholic Bible?

Purgatory is the place where souls are purified before they enter heaven after death. The word “purgatorio” in Spanish means “place of cleansing.”  The Scriptures  2 Maccabees 12:41–46, 2 Timothy 1:18, Matthew 12:32, Luke 16:19–16:26, Luke 23:43, 1 Corinthians 3:11–3:15 and Hebrews 12:29 support, along with God’s Mercy, Purgatory.  Only after death will the Faithful see how much Mercy God has given souls.  

What happens when you go to Purgatory?

Purgatory is a place that people go to before they are able to enter Heaven. The main goal of Purgatory is to provide relief from the soul’s attachment to sin and allow it to become purified of any sin for it to enter heaven. Many people who die with any sin, but no mortal sins, on their soul, will go to Purgatory. Purgatory gives these souls a chance at forgiveness.  If there wasn’t Purgatory, there would be fewer souls in Heaven because not many died in a pure state of Grace, more souls would be lost to Hell. 

Is suffering a result of sin?

Many see suffering as a result of sin, others learn from the damages the soul experiences from sin, and yet others are called to suffering to help comfort God for those who do sin.   Suffering can lead to life lessons or spiritual growth. For example, people who experience hard times may also have the opportunity to grow spiritually through those experiences. Additionally, suffering can make people more compassionate and forgiving towards themselves and others. Suffering is not always a result of sin because some suffer from illness or accident.

The Poor Souls in Purgatory Action Apostolate is your resource center using Poor Souls prayer cards, either printed or on your phone, Rosary’s and prayers to help your family, friends or enemies should they be in Purgatory.

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Mailing Address:
5000 W. Esplanade Ave. #333
Metairie, LA 70006

Voice Mail: (504) 233-0218

Email: Ron@PurgatoryPeople.org


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