The Catholic Church devotes the month of November to prayer for the souls in purgatory or the souls who have not yet reached heaven and are still being purified. There are many souls in purgatory who have no one to pray for them because their loved ones either do not believe in purgatory or do not know God. As Catholics, we know different and that means we have a responsibility to prayer not only for the souls we know and love but for all of the souls in purgatory. Several years ago, I came across some prayer booklets through Spirit Daily from a publishing company that now goes by the name Angelic Psalter. I bought several prayer booklets but the one on purgatory has always been my favorite. The Chaplet of the Dead is one of many prayers in this little book, and I thought it would be perfect to share as November will be upon us in a few days. This chaplet is easy to pray, and each time it is recited, the soul it is applied to will receive an indulgence of 60 years.
I have also included a video at the end of this article that is absolutely beautiful and will give people a better understanding of how desperately the souls in purgatory need the prayers of the faithful. Maria Simma was a mystic who was visited by the souls in purgatory. She wrote a book called The Amazing Secrets of Purgatory An Interview with Maria Simma, which the video highlights. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the poor souls and what we can do to help them reach heaven sooner. It truly is an amazing book.
The Chaplet Or The Rosary for The Dead
This chaplet is composed of four decades, or forty beads. Begin and end with the De Profundis.
Out of the depth I cry to Thee, O Lord! Lord hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark our iniquities; O Lord who shall stand it?
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness; and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord.
My soul has relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even unto night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them; may they rest in peace. Amen
On the Large beads pray
Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
O my God, I believe in Thee because you are truth itself; I hope in Thee, because you art infinitely merciful;
I love Thee with my whole heart, and above all things, because Thou art infinitely perfect, and I love my neighbor as myself for love of Thee.
I am truly sorry for having sinned, because Thou art infinitely good, and sin displeases Thee.
I firmly resolve, with the help of my grace, never more to offend Thee. Amen
On the small beads pray
Sweet heart of Mary be my salvation.
Conclude with the De Profundis (above)
Indulgence of 60 years each time it is prayed, applicable to the souls in purgatory.