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"The happy death of even my great grand-father" - St. Pio.
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:08:25 AM »
Dear friends, do you believe we can pray even now for our departed relatives and friends from a long time ago? St. Pio seems to suggest we can: "Maybe you donít know that I can pray even now for the happy death of even my great-grandfather. For the Lord, the past doesnít exist, the future doesnít exist. Everything is an eternal present. Those prayers had already been taken into account. And so, I repeat that even now I can pray for the happy death of my great-grandfather." https://www.hourofourdeath.org/five-insights-on-death-and-dying-from-st-pio-of-petrelcina/

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Please listen to the frequent messages and take heed of the directions given from Our Living Lord and Our Loving Lady from around the world here: https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/ Great things are at stake. Please consecrate your life to the Blessed Mother so that the Kingdom of God may come, "Ad Sanctam Trinitatem per Mariam, Ut adveniat Regnum Deum, adveniat Regnum Mariae, ergo TOTUS TUUS ego sum, MARIA" See http://www.maria-domina-animarum.net/en/flowers/1-250

Mary, our Heavenly Mother, implores those who receive Holy Communion Daily, or at least Weekly, to Offer their Lives. TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING, adapted and pluralized: Dear Lord Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with Your most Precious Blood and Your Sacrifice on Calvary, We hereby Offer our whole Lives to the Intention of Your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together with our life, we place at Your disposal all Holy Masses, all our Holy Communions, all Rosaries, all acts of consecration, all our good deeds, all our sacrifices, and the suffering of our entire life for the Adoration and Supplication of the Holy Trinity, for Unity in our Holy Mother Church, for the Holy Father, Pope Francis the First; and for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For all the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, for all Bishops of the Universal Church that they may be true Apostles and Shepherds; and for Priests, Nuns and Monks, for good Priestly and Religious Vocations, and for All Souls until the end of the world. O my Jesus, please accept our life Sacrifice and our offerings and give us Your grace that we may all persevere obediently until death. Amen." https://marianapostolate.com/life-offering/ It is recommended that you make this Life Offering as soon as you feel ready, and to renew it from time to time.

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Re: "The happy death of even my great grand-father" - St. Pio.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 01:15:41 AM »
Yes, absolutely.

And not just friends, family, etc., but any situation can be prayed for post facto in time because it's known by God, Who Is.

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Re: "The happy death of even my great grand-father" - St. Pio.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 06:41:49 AM »
Yes, of course.

Whenever praying for the souls in purgatory, be sure to include "all my relatives and ancestors". It is likely that you have the faith today because your ancestors in heaven or purgatory, either prayed for you, or they kept the faith and were part of the chain that handed it down to you, so you owe it to them to pray for them often - they very well could still be in purgatory.

I think it will be one of the joys of heaven (if we make it) to meet all those individuals in heaven belonging to our family line since creation, and learn of the role they played in each subsequent generations' salvation.     
Even after a long life of sin, if the Christian receives the Sacrament of the dying with the appropriate dispositions, he will go straight to heaven without having to go to purgatory. - Fr. M. Philipon; This sacrament prepares man for glory immediately, since it is given to those who are departing from this life. - St. Thomas Aquinas; It washes away the sins that remain to be atoned, and the vestiges of sin; it comforts and strengthens the soul of the sick person, arousing in him a great trust and confidence in the divine mercy. Thus strengthened, he bears the hardships and struggles of his illness more easily and resists the temptation of the devil and the heel of the deceiver more readily; and if it be advantageous to the welfare of his soul, he sometimes regains his bodily health. - Council of Trent
 
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