The All Souls’ Forget-me-not is the book for all those devoted to the souls in Purgatory. “Why,” the author asks, “does this little prayer-book take its name from the simple flower, the Forget-me-not? Why do they remind one of those poor, forgotten and often neglected souls? The forget-me-not grows in marshy places, by the banks of rivers and streams. And is not Purgatory a dismal swamp wherein the tears of sorrow and desire are ever flowing? Who can count the myriads of souls lingering and suffering in Purgatory, since nothing with the smallest spot of impurity can enter heaven?
“Our faith tells us we can help these poor souls; the Church permits us to pray for them; our own heart tells us that we should and must contribute to their aid in every way that we can. On these grounds, therefore, we venture to publish this little prayer-book, which under the title ‘The Forget-me-not of the Souls in Purgatory,’ admonishes the living not to forget the dead.”
The All Souls’ Forget-me-not places at the disposal of all prayers and devotions sufficient to make offerings and reparations for the sake of the holy souls. It contains several different methods of assisting at Mass, as well as the Rosary, drawn up with special meditations for the faithful departed, stations of the Cross, numerous prayers and meditations for the saints, a small treatise on Purgatory which is largely drawn from St. Robert Bellarmine’s work, and the entirety of the Office and Mass for the dead according to the Traditional rites of the Church. This book is ideal for anyone that has participated in or joined a Purgatorial Society.
The Mediatrix Press edition has been completely re-typeset from the original 1899 edition, and has a larger font than many prayer-books so as to be easier on the eyes.
If you are devoted to the soul’s in purgatory and wish to win as many soul’s for Christ as one can, this book gives a practical means for which you can pour out your devotion into the Sacred Heart for souls.
Lauren Vescio (verified owner) –
What a wonderful book!! A must have for November and throughout the year! The prayers are tender and thought provoking, the meditation and means of praying the Mass are wonderful!!
lmangile (verified owner) –
What a precious book! I have great love for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and this book provides a wealth of prayers and devotions. Thank you for making it available!
cindkunz (verified owner) –
I wouldn’t have known about this book if I hadn’t chanced to see it on a pew at church recently. Thank you for providing such beautiful and various prayers; ways to pray for the Holy Souls during Mass, Way of the Cross, Rosary, Saints’ stories amongst many other treasures. Forget-Me-Not has caused me to ponder my own thoughts, words, and deeds, so that I may better prepare for eternity. If you are looking for a compendium on Purgatory and the Holy Souls, look no further than this book.
Molly Ladd (verified owner) –
My son died recently and I have been praying for his soul. This book has helped me to be able to pray for him and my other family members in so many ways with different methods. It even has the Office of the Dead. I’m very happy to have this book!
gerard.bambilla (verified owner) –
A lovely book! The publishing of the hardbound is of exceptional quality and the texts are beautifully printed and lucid. I can bequeath this book to my future children to whom I’ll ask to pray for my soul. Thank you Mediatrix Press for this treasure!
ryanspelick (verified owner) –
Wonderful book. I’m very glad Mediatrix Press has brought this back into print. I will be sure to use it throughout November and even into the rest of the year due to it’s wonderful contents.
AN (verified owner) –
If you have a devotion to the poor souls, do not hesitate to buy this book. The day I received my paperback copy and looked through it, I immediately came back and bought a hard copy because I knew I would be bringing this along with me to Mass & cemeteries. The content is amazing and the book is formatted very well.
jmjorapronobis (verified owner) –
Great publisher, great books. Purchased the hardcover. It is a solidly crafted book. High quality paper, etc. Of course (as with all Mediatrix Press books) the contents are orthodox and edifying.
penywyz (verified owner) –
All Soul’s Forget-me-not is fantastic my favorite prayer is on page 71; Stations of the Cross for the poor souls in purgatory. I will be praying this throughout the year, what a great find.
This is a real treasure for the Holy Souls. I use this book in my Holy Souls devotion group.
Thank you, Mediatrix Press, for making these treasures available for us! God bless +JMJ+