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Monica and Mary Beth wrote:

Hi Mike,

A friend of mine heard if you pray a Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration
(during exposition), that you will release one soul from Purgatory.

We don't know where this possible revelation is from, and so far, I can't find it online.

  • Do you know if this is true?

M. and M.B.

  { Will praying a Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration release one soul from Purgatory? }

Mike replied:

Hi Monica and Mary Beth,

We don't know if this is true for sure, but because of the power of the Rosary, we wouldn't doubt the possibility. When I talk about the power of the Rosary, I'm not talking as a pious Catholic but referring to Our Blessed Mother's own words to St. Dominic:

It was in the year 1214 that the Church received the Rosary in its present form and according to the method we use today. It was given to the Church by St. Dominic, who had received it from the Blessed Virgin as a means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners. Saint Dominic, seeing that the gravity of people's sins was hindering the conversion of the Albigensians, withdrew into a forest near Toulouse, where he prayed continuously for three days and three nights. During this time he did nothing but weep and did harsh penances in order to appease the anger of God. At this point, our Lady appeared to him, accompanied by three angels, and she said:

"Dear Dominic, do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world?"

"Oh, my Lady," answered Saint Dominic, "you know far better than I do, because next to your Son Jesus Christ you have always been the chief instrument of our salvation."

Then Our Lady replied,

"I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the principal weapon has always been the Angelic Psalter, which is the foundation-stone of the New Testament. Therefore, if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach my Psalter."

The Psalter Our Blessed Mother was referring to, we know today as the Rosary.
Get one on-line today for free.

If you or any family [and/or] friends have a devotion to the Holy Souls, check out one of my other internet apostolates:

Helpers of the Holy Souls

I am working with my colleague Brian to initiate an array of Purgatory Prayer Programs across the United States. If you do have a devotion to the Holy Souls, stop by our site and ask for one of our free Purgatory Prayer Program Starter-kits.

Take care,


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