Freedom from Purgatory Promises

This devotion was printed in our parish bulletin today. It is a wonderful promise from Our Lord that I wanted to share with others who feel moved to begin this.


St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, with St. Matilda and St. Bridget, wishing to know something of the Passion of Jesus Christ, offered fervent and special prayers, upon which Our Lord revealed to them:

To all the faithful who shall receite for three years, each day, 2 Our Father’s, 2 Hail Mary’s and 2 Glory Be’s, in honor of the drops of blood I lost, I will concede the following 5 graces:
*]The plenary indulgence and remittance of your sins.
*]You will be free from the pains of purgatory.
*]If you should die before completing the said 3 years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them.
*]It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith.
*]I will descend from heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourth generation.
[/list]Blessed by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in Rome, April 5, 1890


This devotion has been one of my favorite for awhile now…but I came across this.

“It has been brought to our attention that the indulgences attached to the “Drops of Blood” and “Shoulder Wound” prayers were declared apocryphal* in the Acta Sanctae Sedis (Acts of the Holy See), a monthly publication in Rome from 1865 to 1908 which contains principal declarations of the Pope and the Roman congregations. Its contents were declared official and authentic in 1904.”

Apparently this prayer is not approved of? Anyone who knows any more about this, please inform me!

(of a story or statement) Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.

In any case – only Indulgences that where reissued etc after the new grants came out would still be in effect.

See the “Handbook of Indulgences” for many wonderful indulgenced prayers.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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