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I learned of the prayer of St. Gertrude while enjoying the

Full of Grace, Women and the Abundant Life study series

by Johnnette S. Benkovic.

She detailed the promise of God for one who prays this prayer.

God promised that many souls would enter Heaven from Purgatory

when prayerfully offered.

We chose it to be on the back of Matthias' funeral card

and pray it as a family with our petitions every week at his grave.

Eternal Father,

We offer you the most precious blood of your divine Son, Jesus.

In union with the Masses said throughout the world today.

For all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for Sinners everywhere.

For sinners in the Universal Church,

those in my own home and within my family.


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