"To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust,
let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me:
for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded."
Ad te levavi - Introit for 1st Sunday of Advent
“Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.” - Prayer given by Our Lord to St. Gertrude for the Holy Souls
The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honor; to Him be glory and empire for ever and ever.
- Introit: Solemnity of Christ the King
"It has long been a common custom to give to Christ the metaphorical title of "King," because of the high degree of perfection whereby He excels all creatures. So He is said to reign "in the hearts of men," both by reason of the keenness of His intellect and the extent of His knowledge, and also because He is very truth, and it is from Him that truth must be obediently received by all mankind. He reigns, too, in the wills of men, for in Him the human will was perfectly and entirely obedient to the Holy Will of God, and further by His grace and inspiration He so subjects our free-will as to incite us to the most noble endeavors."
"My love urges Me to release the poor souls. If a beneficent king leaves his guilty friend in prison for justice’s sake, he awaits with longing for one of his nobles to plead for the prisoner and to offer something for his release. Then the king joyfully sets him free. Similarly, I accept with highest pleasure what is offered to Me for the poor souls, for I long inexpressibly to have near Me those for whom I paid so great a price. By the prayers of thy loving soul, I am induced to free a prisoner from purgatory as often as thou dost move thy tongue to utter a word of prayer!” – Our Lord to St. Gertrude
“I am the Mother of all the souls in purgatory,
and I am Mother of Mercy to these my children who are in the greatest need
of my assistance, since in their torments they cannot help themselves.”
- Our Lady to St. Bridget
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: el lux perpetua luceat eis.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
"Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a festival day
in honor of all the Saints: at whose solemnity the Angels rejoice,
and give praise to the Son of God."
- Introit, Solemnity of All Saints