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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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Mary, our Heavenly Mother, implores those who receive Holy Communion Daily, or at least Weekly, to Offer their Lives. TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING: "My dear Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with Your most Precious Blood and Your Sacrifice on Calvary, I hereby Offer my whole Life to the Intention of Your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together with my life, I place at Your disposal all Holy Masses, all my Holy Communions, all Rosaries, all acts of consecration, all my good deeds, all my sacrifices, and the suffering of my entire life for the Adoration and Supplication of the Holy Trinity, for Unity in our Holy Mother Church, for the Holy Father and Priests, for good Priestly vocations, and for all souls until the end of the world. O my Jesus, please accept my life Sacrifice and my offerings and give me Your grace that I may persevere obediently until my death." Amen. https://www.avemariamaternostra.com/life-offering-promises.html It is recommended that you make this Life Offering as soon as you feel ready, and to renew it from time to time.

Please read the Blessed Mother's promises in the link: those who make it seriously will face no Purgatory (promise 5) since they would have completed it here, will have all their loved ones released from Purgatory the day they offer their life with intent to persevere (promise 4), and can save the souls of all their family members in due time by their life offering (promise 3). It will benefit all souls who have ever lived until time's end (promise 2) A simple effective way for thousands of us to save millions of souls. Inflamed in Large Letters of Love, you will have your name written in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary forever (promise 1).
 
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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.

"And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" - St. Maximilian Kolbe
 
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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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