How do you do penance for the salvation of souls?

How do you do penance for the salvation of souls?

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I think you could say some prayers, offering them up for the salvation of souls. As well, you could also get a Mass said for the salvation of souls.

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You could also do alms, obtain indulgences and apply those merits to the dead, offer up your Holy Communion for Souls in Purgatory are just a few.

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In general the ways are shown by the general grants for an indulgence:

  1. Raising the mind to God with humble trust while performing one’s duties and bearing life’s difficulties, and adding, at least mentally, some pious invocation.
  2. Devoting oneself or one’s goods compassionately in a spirit of faith to the service of one’s brothers and sisters in need.
  3. Freely abstaining in a spirit of penance from something licit and pleasant.
  4. Freely giving open witness to one’s faith before others in particular circumstances of everyday life.

(Enchiridion indulgentiarum quarto editor)

And also by attaining an indulgence for the faithfully departed.

  1. Get a spiritual director and learn obedience.
  2. Get rid of all sin in your life (physical and mental).
  3. Pray always in everything you do and think.
  4. Learn to recognize the penances that the Lord sends you.
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