How to avoid Purgatory - Devotions

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How to avoid Purgatory - Devotions

Even if we make it to Purgatory, we will have already achieved our Salvation. But it would be ideal to avoid the pain of our purification if it was possible, we think that such possibility is only reserved to the saints, but we are about to see that God is so merciful that He has disposed of many devotions to help us to be holy and to purify our souls before we go to Heaven. Our Lady will help us also when we have a great devotion to Her, She will truly pray for us at the hour of our death and help us to minimize the purification of Purgatory.

We can avoid Purgatory living a holy life, staying away from sin, confessing our sins regularly, having the Holy Eucharist in a state of grace and practicing works of Mercy, especially having a devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

List of Devotions that will help us avoid Purgatory

1 Fifteen  Promises of Our Lady to those who pray the Holy Rosary, Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de La Roche
1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces. 
2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary. 
3. The rosary shall be a powerful armour against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies. 
4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means. 
5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish. 
6. Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life. 
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church. 
8. Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise. 
9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary. 
10. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven. 
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary. 
12. All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities. 
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death. 
14. All who recite the rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ. 
15. Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of predestination. 
 

2 Saint Bridget 7 Prayers for 12 years
The Magnificent Promises of the 12 Years Prayers
1. The soul who prays them will suffer no Purgatory.
2. The soul who prays them will be accepted among the Martyrs as though he had spilled his blood for his faith.
3. The soul who prays them can choose three others whom Jesus will then keep in a state of grace sufficient to become holy.
4. No one in the four successive generations of the soul who prays them will be lost.
5. The soul who prays them will be made conscious of his death one month in advance.

3 Our Lord made the following promises to anyone who recited the 15 prayers of St. Bridget for one year
Promises:
1 I will deliver 15 souls of his lineage from Purgatory.
2 15 souls of his lineage will be confirmed and preserved in grace.
3 15 sinners of his lineage will be converted.
4 Whoever recites these Prayers will attain in the first degree of perfection.
5 15 days before his death I will give him My Precious Body in order that he may escape eternal starvation; I will give him My Precious Blood to drink lest he thirst eternally.
6 15 days before his death he will feel a deep contrition for all his sins and will have a perfect knowledge of them.
7 I will place before him the sign of My Victorious Cross for his help and defense against the attacks of his enemies.
8 Before his death I shall come with My Dearest Beloved Mother.
9 I shall graciously receive his soul, and will lead it into eternal joys. (No purgatory)
10 And having led it there I shall give him a special draught from the fountain of My Deity, something I will not for those who have not recited My Prayers.
11 Let it be known that whoever may have been living in the state of mortal sin for 30 years, but who will recite devoutly, or have the intention to recite these Prayers, the Lord will forgive him all his sins.
12 I shall protect him from strong temptations.
13 I shall preserve and guard his 5 senses.
14 I shall preserve him from a sudden death.
15 His soul will be delivered from eternal death.
16 He will obtain all he asks for from God and the Blessed Virgin.
17 If he has lived all his life doing his own will and he is to die the next day, his life will be prolonged.
18 Every time one recites these Prayers he gains 100 days indulgence.
19 He is assured of being joined to the supreme Choir of Angels.
20 Whoever teaches these Prayers to another, will have continuous joy and merit which will endure eternally.
21 There where these prayer are being said or will be said in the future God is present with His grace.

4 The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows). This devotion was revealed to Saint Bridget.
Tears of Our Lady devotion revealed to Sister Amalia Aguirre
1 I will grant peace to their families.
2 They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
3 I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
4 I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
5 I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
6 I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
7 I have obtained from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness (no purgatory) since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

5 Promises of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to a true letter consecrating the Drops of Blood which Our Lord lost on his way to Calvary.
Devotion revealed to St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, St. Matilda and St. Bridget
To all those faithful who shall recite for three years, each day, 2 Our Fathers, 2 Hail Marys and 2 Glorias in honor of the drops of Blood I lost, I will concede the following five graces:
1. The plenary indulgence and remittance of your sins. 
2. You will be free from the pains of Purgatory. 
3. If you should die before completing the said 3 years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them. 
4. It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith. 
5. I will descend from Heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourth generation.  

6 Five Promises - Life Offering to Our Heavenly Mother

How to avoid Purgatory - Devotions -  Life Offering to Our Heavenly Mother

1 Their names will be written in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, inflamed by love.
2 Their life offering, together with the infinite merits of Jesus, can save many souls from damnation. All souls who will live until the end of the world will benefit from their life offering.
3 None of their family members will go to hell, even if it seems otherwise, because they will receive, in the depths of their souls, the grace of sincere contrition before the soul departs from their bodies.
4 On the day they offer their lives, their loved ones suffering in Purgatory will be released.
5 I will be with them at the hour of their death. They will not know Purgatory. I will carry their souls straight to the presence of the Glorious Trinity, where they will live with me in a special place created by God and will rejoice forever.

7 Feast of the Divine Mercy

How to avoid Purgatory - Devotions

Concerning the Feast of the Divine Mercy Jesus said:
Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary 300)
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.
On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)
Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to absolve yourself from it. (Diary 742)
I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary 1109)

8 Rosary of the Holy Wounds
Promise 16
The soul who during life has honored the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ and has offered them to the Eternal Father for the Souls in Purgatory, will be accompanied at the moment of death by the Holy Virgin and the angels; and Our Lord on the Cross, all brilliant in glory, will receive her and crown her.

9 Plenary Indulgences granted by the Catholic Church
An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints".
Conditions: Sacramental Confession, Communion, and Prayer for the intention of the Holy Father, all to be performed within days of each other if not at the same time.
Works of mercy or charity: Either visit for a suitable time their brothers or sisters in need or in difficulty (the sick, the imprisoned, the elderly living alone, the handicapped, etc.), as if making a pilgrimage to Christ present in them; or support by a significant contribution works of a religious or social nature (for the benefit of abandoned children, young people in trouble, the elderly in need, foreigners in various countries seeking better living conditions); or devote a suitable part of personal free time to activities benefiting the community or other similar forms of personal sacrifice.

Some plenary indulgences:

Adoration to the Most Blessed Sacrament. A plenary indulgence is granted to those who visit the Most Blessed Sacrament for at least one half hour (together with the three prerequisites (constants) of a plenary indulgence.
Papal Blessing. A plenary indulgence is granted to those who "piously and devoutly" receive, even by radio, the Blessing of the Pope when imparted to Rome and the world (Urbi et Orbi). (3 constants.)
Adoration of the Cross. A plenary Indulgence is granted to those who in solemn liturgical action of Good Friday devoutly assist in at the adoration of the Cross and kiss it.

10 How to Avoid Purgatory by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan
Excellent guide teaching us to live a holy life with devotions to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

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