Among Women Espresso Shot: Praying for Souls

"Among Women Espresso Shot" by Pat Gohn (

Copyright 2018 Pat Gohn. All rights reserved.

Welcome to Episode 31 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Praying for the Souls in Purgatory

This is the 11th installment in a 12-part series on the monthly church devotions. In November we are called to pray for the holy souls — the faithful departed — as they moved toward purification and the perfection of Heaven. While the Church does has All Souls day as a memorial, traditionally on Nov. 2 every year, the truth is that the entire month is dedicated to praying for souls.

In this podcast I’ll offer a brief teaching on the hopeful truth of purgatory, and the benefits of praying for souls. And of course we’ll pray together at the end — for the many souls that might benefit from our prayers!

Links for this episode:

Catechism of the Catholic Church on purgatory. See paragraphs 1030-1032.

The Prayer for Specific Souls in Purgatory (that we prayed on the show) (Scroll down the page.)

The Rosary for Souls

Novena for Souls

Other podcasts of related interest:

To be honest, this is first podcast that really delves in to purgatory, but here’s a few podcasts from our archives that talk about prayer that you might find interesting:

AW 213: Prayer is a personal encounter with Jesus

AW espresso shot #12: My Rosary story

AW 133: Communing with the Saints

Listen to the podcast below or download it in your favorite podcast app.

"Among Women" by Pat Gohn (

Copyright 2018 Pat Gohn. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2018 Pat Gohn


About Author

Pat Gohn is a married "empty-nester" with three adult children and one grandchild. By day she is the editor of Catechist magazine. And by night the host of the Among Women Podcast. Her books include the award-winning Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, and All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. Visit

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