"When, by our votes," writes St. Bridget, "we deliver a soul from purgatory, we do something as pleasing and dear to JESUS CHRIST as if we had redeemed him himself. And when the time comes, for our reward, He will give us this good entirely. The same saint once heard a voice from purgatory saying, "May he be blessed and worthily rewarded, he who relieves us in our sufferings! And another time: "God Almighty, deign to use your power to give one hundred for one to those who help us with their votes, and who help to unite us to you! »
The De profundis is a psalm of David that the Church puts on the lips of her children for the dead. (...) This choice (...) makes it the most precious prayer we have to recommend: it is then, in a way, the whole Church that prays with the simple faithful. The feelings it contains are also of a trust, a contrition, a heavenly humility.
(The Divine Wonders in the Souls of Purgatory, by PG Rossignoli, of the Society of Jesus)
De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine: Domine, exaudi vocem meam.
Fiant aures tuae intendentes in vocem deprecationis meae.
Si iniquite observaveris, Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit ?
Because there is forgiveness with you; and because of your law I have given birth to you, O Lord.
My soul is waiting for his word; The soul trusts in the Lord.
From morning eve until night, which Israel hopes in Jehovah:
For mercy is with the Lord, and there is great redemption with him.
And he will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
V/ Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may a perpetual light shine upon them!
R/may they rest in peace. Amen