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Katya Rivas: Pray for the Souls in Purgatory

For the remainder of 2003 through till Lent 2004 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s " The Great Crusade of Love ". Readers can sign up to receive the serial by email at: To order a video about Katya's work see…

The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization

The Great Crusade of Love

A school for teaching on the relationship of Jesus with Man.

Cochabamba — Bolivia
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English 1st Edition - November 1999

Pray for the Souls in Purgatory

Write, My child; you are almost finished with your assignment… Joyous and glorious is the redeemed soul; it goes from the suffering in Purgatory to the delight of Paradise, surrounded by lights, full of Celestial gifts.

When one requests the redemption of the souls in Purgatory, all Heaven moves toward Me, and if it sees that I want to deliver some soul, it unites to the prayer that is made on earth to support and complement that same prayer. And that support is necessary, because very frequently the motives that prompt mystical wanderers to ask Me for the redemption of the souls in Purgatory, are of a purely human or insufficiently supernatural order.

Therefore, while I receive petitions from earth, I also receive petitions from Heaven on behalf of the souls in Purgatory; but the blessed ones never ask without being heard, and this is the reason why they do not ask if they see that I do not want to grant the redemption. From there I may mark these souls that the favorable reception [to Heaven] is conditioned. For all of My Love in that one, now the prayer movement is generated, be it by you or My blessed ones. If you are moved to pray, it is because I want to give redemption and glory to some soul, but in the time and manner decreed by Me.

Who thinks that I am the first to want the joy of those souls redeemed yet suffering? Who contemplates that without My wanting it, no one would ask Me for neither one nor other souls in Purgatory?

The creature on earth believes that he does everything by himself, whereas he cannot do anything without Me. Nothing! Which one of you understands the meaning of nothingness? Rather, many think that by accumulating prayers and more prayers they succeed to move Me, as if I were hard of Heart and had need of My creature in order to help!

Pray, always pray and ask. I tell you: ask, but with a humble and simple heart, knowing that it is My goodness that can perform the miracle of redemption. And above all, pray for the motive I want, because no human reason can compare with My Will that wills everything in you for the reception of the prayer you offer Me.

Thus to convince you, I invite you to consider that the souls in Purgatory experience great consolation by the fact that in praying for them, you do My Will. Consider that they are opposed to certain of your prayers asking for immediate redemption. They want redemption only when I want it.

Also consider what sum of sacrifices I have imposed upon Myself for love of them and how happy I am to have saved them. Therefore, reflect well in that I am the driving wheel of your prayers; that you do not pray by accident or by your own notion, but by My Will.

From this does it follow that perhaps I should listen to you in a short time or after a long time? It is not a matter of time, but of the fulfillment of My particular conditions I set with respect to the soul that must be redeemed or of the person or persons that implore Me.

There is no rule as for that aside from My liberality. The salvation of the purgatorial soul depends on the fulfillment of the conditions set by Me. And from he who implores Me, the last of these conditions is not attainment of a certain degree of divine love which varies from person to person.

Everything is harmoniously united and My work of salvation has an admirable crown in the redemption of the very acute hardships of Purgatory.

Certainly, the power over those souls is My absolute prerogative. And the Church on earth is completely in truth in this matter as well as in all others that belong to the mystical wanderer. Ah, if only it were understood what maternal longing moves My Church to pray for the dead and, above all if it might be understood at least a little, what the Church puts forth in the closing prayers when it implores a reception by My merits or for My honor.

In return, a great deal of exchange could continue. Rather, I limit Myself to telling you that the souls in Purgatory, delivered by Me with your prayers and offerings you make to Me, consider you very beloved brethren to whom they owe their happiness at a subordinate level.

Thus, you all cannot imagine how grateful they are to you and how they pray for you… You take away from them the most intense suffering that a good soul can experience and so, how can they not be thankful to you for that? They see My goodness, but they also see your help and they know how to respond with a very warm love for the gift given to them.

Pray for them, pray! I will hear you and they will help you avoid Purgatory. Remember, what you do for them, I consider done to Me.


EDITOR’S NOTES: Through the rest of 2003, Scoop will be publishing a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Great Crusade of Love”. Readers can sign up to recieve daily extracts from Katya Rivas's writings by email at:

In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at, and more are coming soon. In August 2002 Rivas visited Wellington New Zealand and met with Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson. See… Scoop Feature: Jesus's Secretary Visits Wellington

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: “Copyright© 2000 by The Great Crusade of Love and Mercy. All rights reserved. This book is published in coordination with The Apostolate of the New Evangelization. Permission is granted to reproduce this book as a whole in its entirety with no changes or additions and as long as the reproduction and distribution is done solely on a non-profit basis. This document is available at no cost online and can be downloaded and printed from the following Web Sites: in English at: and Spanish at: http://www.grancruzada.orgPlease copy and distribute this book”.

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