Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: SUFFRAGES, 01-07-15
Posted on 01/07/2015 10:57:10 AM PST by Salvation
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The prayers prescribed or promised for specific intentions. More particularly, suffrages are the Masses, prayers, or acts of piety offered for the repose of the souls of the faithful departed.
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Funny, first thing I thought of was voting!
My Mom was so devoted to the Souls in Purgatory! She learned it from her mother. Whenever something came up that my Mom didn't want to do, or that made her frustrated, my grandmother would tell her to offer it up, per l'anime sante "for the Holy Souls
I see in our forums people of good will who don't believe in Purgatory. We need to pray and offer suffrage for the people they have lost, too! God bless you! : )
**I see in our forums people of good will who don’t believe in Purgatory. We need to pray and offer suffrage for the people they have lost, too!**
A good New Year’s Resolution.
Purgatory reminds me of the Assumption. These two things aren't in Scripture so many Protestants won't believe them.
The Popes have spoken on this and we Catholics believe in papal authority with regards to faith and morals. But, Protestants have no one leader a la St. Peter, so in many respects they are "rudderless." I suppose that's why there are so many different Protestant denominations throughout the world.
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