This is the Christmas Crib which my brother John has just made up according to instructions he found on UTube!
Call on the angels! Especially this day. Call them with kindness! Send them before you in every situation and watch your circumstances improve and problems resolve in ways you could not have imagined.
During a trip to the city three sisters decided to visit a nearby Catholic church and as they walked into the church’s vestibule they heard a choir singing. The singing sounded angelic. The sisters refrained from going into the church because they did not want to disturb the choir. Finally they decided to walk into the church because their time was running out and they would soon have to leave and catch their train home. As they walked into the church the singing stopped and to their amazement the church was empty.
There is a way which you can help the Holy Souls in Purgatory after your own death. The following information will show you how to do this. The Heroic Act, consists in offering to God in favour of the Souls in Purgatory all the works of satisfaction we practice during life and all the suffrages that will be offered for us after death. If God rewards so abundantly the most trifling alms given to a poor man in His name what an immense reward will he not give to those who offer all their works of satisfaction in life and death for the Souls He loves so dearly. This Act does not prevent priests from offering Mass for the intentions they wish, or lay-people from praying for any persons or other intentions they desire. We counsel everyone to make this act. Will you be disadvantaged by doing this? The following story shows that this is highly unlikely.
St. Gertrude was fiercely tempted by the devil when she came to die. The evil spirit reserves dangerous and subtle temptations for our last moments. As he could find no other ruse sufficiently clever with which to assail the saint, he thought to disturb her beautiful peace of soul by suggesting that she would surely remain long years in the awful fires of Purgatory since, he reminded her, she had made over long ago all her suffrages to other souls. Our Blessed Lord, not content with sending His angels and the thousands of souls, she had released, to assist her, came Himself in person to drive Satan away and comfort His dear saint. He told her that in exchange for all she had done for the Holy Souls He would take her straight to heaven and would multiply a hundredfold all her merits.
More ways to help the Holy Souls in Purgatory and also information on their powerful intercession for their benefactors.
Here is a way to help the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Great benefits are conferred by the Sacred Wounds on the Holy Souls.
Promise of Our Lord to Sister Mary Martha Chambon:
‘The soul who during life has honoured and studied the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ and has offered them to the Eternal Father for the souls in Purgatory, will be accompanied at the moment of death by the Holy Virgin and the angels: and Our Lord on the Cross all brilliant in glory will receive her and crown her.”
Offer the following prayers for the relief of the Holy Souls in Purgatory
The Rosary of the Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ also known as the Chaplet of Mercy
(May be said on the Rosary beads)
On the large beads: Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls.
On the small beads: My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of Thy Holy Wounds.
These two invocations were taught by Our Lord to Sister Mary Martha Chambon, deceased, in the Visitation of Chambery, France, March 21, 1907. The sister received from Our Lord a double “mission”, constantly to invoke the Holy Wounds herself, and to revive this devotion in the world.
Promise of Our Lord to Sister Mary Martha: “I will grant all that is asked of Me by the invocation of My Holy Wounds. You must spread the devotion.”
(Sources consulted: Devotion to Christ’s Sacred Wounds and the Pieta Prayer book).
Your guardian angel is always with you to help and protect you. Ask him to help you.
This is one of the many protections that my guardian angel has given to me:
I was walking my children home from school. We stopped at the corner of the street in order to cross the road. There was a car stopped there waiting for the traffic to clear in order to make a right hand turn. I deliberately made eye contact with the driver to make sure that the she could see the children and myself. We then proceeded to cross the road. Unfortunately despite my efforts she had not seen us. She started up her car immediately as we began to cross the road. She was almost upon us when at the last second she managed to slam on her brakes. The driver of a car got out and started to shake and cry uncontrollably, because she realised that if we had been killed that it would have been her fault for not paying enough attention to the situation. My obviously pregnant state would have added to her distress. I thought very little of the incident at that time, and casually remarked to her “It’s okay, I pray to the guardian angels for protection, everyday”. A lady witnessed this incident. She told me the next day that she was absolutely convinced that the children and I were going to be killed.
This story comes from my book: Help from Heaven (Answers to Prayer) which can be read free on line by clicking on here.