Hence there are two classes of souls in Purgatory:1. Those who depart this life stained by venial sins and imperfections.
2. Those who have repented sincerely of their mortal sins and confessed them, if possible, without having done sufficient penance for them. Judging from our lives, experience teaches us that most men deserve Purgatory for both causes.
Prayer: Graciously hear, O God, the fervent prayers we offer Thee for the suffering souls in Purgatory, who, not having satisfied Thy divine justice, confide in Thine infinite mercy and our intercessions. Extend unto them thy consolations, and redeem them, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Special Intercession: Pray for the souls of tose who suffer in Purgatory for little faults.
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them; may they rest in peace. Amen. (Three times)
Practice: Be conscientious and faithful in the performance of little duties, and offer the inconvenience for the suffering souls.
Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!