Guild of All Souls

Prayers for the Faithful Departed

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Next to the Holy Mass, the Divine Office (or Breviary) is the most important prayer offered to God.  It is offered by the Church and in the name of the Church, conferring multifold graces and blessings on those who recite it worthily, attentively and devoutly.  Normally the domain of priests and religious, the Church has continued to recommend her official prayer to the faithful.  However, until now, the complexity of the rubrics and a lack of suitable translations has deterred many.

 

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With the help of modern technology, it has become easier to overcome these problems.  The result is the Roman Breviary published by the Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul in both Latin and English.  No knowledge of the liturgy is required.  All you have to do is click on the feastday, and then on the Canonical Hour you want to say.  The rest is just like reading a book—everything is laid out for you in order according to the rubrics of the day.  No more flicking through the ribboned sections of a weighty volume.  No more apprehension that you are forgetting some obscure rubric.  It's all there spelled out, in order, every day.

 

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Office of the Dead

The Office of the Dead is a votive office recited for the holy Souls in Purgatory.  It has two forms, common and solemn, the latter being said on the days of death and burial, and certain other anniversaries and mortuary services.  It is comprised of First Vespers, Matins and Lauds.

 

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Office of the Dead

Novena

For the Faithful Departed

The practice of this Novena is especially and earnestly recommended to those who mourn the death of their parents, relatives and friends.  They should commence it on the very day of the death of the person, and continue it during the nine following days.  It will be a consolation for them and a relief for the dear departed one.

 

Novena

Prayers for the Dead

For Every Day of the Week

These prayers may be said at any time for the Faithful Departed.  The same format is followed each day except for the initial prayer.

 

Daily Prayers for the Dead

 

Chaplet of the Dead

This can also be said at any time for the Holy Souls using ordinary rosary beads.

 

Chaplet of the Dead

The Guild of All Souls

"It is a holy and wholesome thing
to pray for the dead,
that they may be loosed from their sins."
(II Macab. 12, 46)


3000 Days of Indulgences

Applicable to the Holy Souls in Purgatory


1.    The sign of the Cross.

(50 days each time, Pius IX, July 28, 1863)

2.    The sign of the Cross if made with Holy Water.

(100 days each time, Pius IX, March 23, 1866)

3.    May the Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere.

(100 days once a day, Pius IX, Pr. Ma., Sep. 23, 1860)

4.    Praised be Jesus Christ for evermore.

(50 days each time, Clement XIII, Sep. 5, 1759)

5.    Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my Heart like unto Thine.

(300 days each time, Pius IX, Pr. Ma., Jan. 25, 1868.  St. Pius X, Sep. 15, 1905)

6.    Sweet Heart of my Jesus, make me love Thee ever more and more.

(300 days each time.  Plenary, once a month.  Pius IX, Nov. 26, 1876)

7.    Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts, earth is full of Thy glory.  Glory be to the Father.  Glory be to The Son.  Glory be to the Holy Ghost.

(100 days once a day, and three times on Sunday,
and during the octave of the Holy Trinity.  Clement XIV, June 6, 1769)

8.    Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

(300 days once a day.  Leo XIII, May 21, 1892)

9.    Sweetest Jesus, be to me not a judge but a Saviour.

(50 days each time.  Pius IX, Aug. 11, 1851)

10.    My Jesus, mercy!

(100 days each time.  Pius IX, Sep. 24, 1846)

11.    O Jesus, my God, I love Thee above all things.

(50 days each time.  Pius IX, Pr. Ma., May 7, 1854)

12.    Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!

(300 days each time.  Pius IX, Sep. 30, 1852)

13.    Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception of the most blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

(300 days each time.  Leo XIII, Br. Sep. 10, 1878)

14.    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.

(100 days each time.  St. Pius X, Br. July 9, 1904)

15.    Blessed and praised every moment be the most holy and divine Sacrament.

(100 days once a day, three times on Thursday,
and during the Octave of Corpus Christi.
Pius VI, Mem. May 24, 1776)

16.    May the Heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the Tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.  Amen.

(100 days once a day.  Pius IX, Pr. Ma., Feb. 23, 1868)

17.    The Cross is my sure salvation.  The Cross I ever adore.  The Cross of my Lord with me.  The Cross is my refuge.

(300 days once a day.  Pius IX, Pr. Ma., Jan. 21, 1874)

18.    O Mary, who didst enter the world free from stain, do Thou obtain for me from God, that I may pass out of it free from sin.

(100 days once a day.  Pius IX, Bfs. March 27, 1863)

19.    Eternal Father, I offer the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ in satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of the Holy Church.

(100 days each day.  Pius VII, Res. Sep. 22, 1817)

20.    May the most just, most high, and most adorable will of God be in all things done, praised, and magnified for ever.

(100 days once a day.  Pius VII, May 19, 1818)

21.    Eternal Father, we offer Thee the Blood, Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ, and the sorrows of the most holy Mary and St. Joseph, in payment for our sins, in suffrage for the holy Saints in Purgatory, for the wants of our holy Mother Church, and for the conversion of sinners.  Amen.

(100 days once a day, Pius IX, Pr. Ma., April 1860)

22.    Angel of God, my Guardian dear! to whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.  Amen.

(100 days each time, Pius VI, Br. Oct. 2, 1795)

23.    My loving Jesus, out of the grateful love I bear Thee, and to make reparation for my unfaithfulness to grace, I (N. N.) give Thee my heart, and consecrate myself wholly to Thee; and with Thy help I propose never to sin again.

(100 days once a day, Pius VII, Mem. June 9, 1807)

24.    St. Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.

(100 days once a day.  Leo XIII, Dec. 19, 1891)

25.    Dear Lord Jesus, grant them (him, or her) eternal rest.

(300 days each time, St. Pius X, Off. March)


 

Praying for the Dead

Oblation for the Dead

 

"Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy."
(Matth., 5 : 7)