The Poor Souls in Purgatory

We are pleased to accept names of the deceased to be remembered at our altars during Holy Mass during the entire month of November.

The dead cannot speak. Their souls' most fervent request - prayer - cannot be transmitted to us. Due to this silence, it is easy for us to slowly forget those who have passed, even our dearest friends and family members. For this reason, our Holy Mother Church has dedicated a month for these souls, still very much a part of the Mystical Body of Christ. She asks us to redouble our efforts in prayer and sacrifice for them, to assist them to their heavenly reward.

Fr. Jurgen Wegner, District Superior - United States, recently wrote:

I urge you take advantage of this important opportunity to relieve the poor souls in purgatory, particularly in this time of crisis when prayers for the deceased have greatly diminished in number and in fervor. I therefore encourage you to pray earnestly for the dead during the month of November. By visiting a cemetery and praying even mentally each day from November 1st to the 8th, one may also gain a plenary indulgence for the faithful departed. Please click here for specific instructions on how to obtain indulgences."

The Regina Coeli House, headquarters of the SSPX in the United States, is accepting names of the deceased. We will place these names on our chapel’s altar to be remembered at the commemoratio pro defunctis of every Mass offered during the month of November.


You may submit to us names of your departed loved ones by one of three ways:

  1. Filling out this online form
  2. Emailing them to [email protected]
  3. Printing out and mailing in this form (PDF) to the Regina Coeli House at
    Regina Coeli House
    11485 N. Farley Road

    Platte City, MO 64079


No stipend is required for this act of charity, but if you would like to offer a gift to the Regina Coeli House, you may do so, either by mail or by visiting our donation page

We recommend your dilligence to this prayerful charity with the words of St. Thomas More who wrote of the Poor Souls:

If you pity the poor, there is none so poor as we who have not a coat to put on our backs ... If you pity any man in pain, you never knew pain like ours whose fire so far surpasses in heat all the fires that ever burned on earth as a real fire on earth surpasses one painted on canvas."