Sunday, August 12, 2018

Mga tao/bagay na ayaw ko

Unang una sa lahat, ayoko doon sa mga walang kwenta kausap. Yung magsheshare ka tapos tatapalan ka ng "sino? sino nagtanong" and other shits related "ha? hatdog"
punyetics wala kang kwentang tao.
Pangalawa, yung mga taong hindi nag-aabot ng bayad sa jeep.
Kung ayaw mo mag-abot, wag ka umupo sa malapit sa driver. Wala akong pake kung doon na lang yung upuan edi sa ibang jeep ka sumakay gago.
Pangatlo, yung mahilig mangielam sa opinyon ng iba. May kanya kanya tayong opinyon sa mga bagay bagay, hindi porket opinyon mo na, yun na yung tama at dapat panigan. Gago ka ba?
Pero kagaguhan pa rin na isisi sa babae kung bakit sila nababastos, di nila kasalanan yon.
Panglima, yung mga nagsheshare ng mga video ng umuungol. Tangina 2018 na natatawa pa rin kayo don? ano isip bata lang?
Panganim, yung mga ads sa youtube na hindi pwede i-skip ad.
Pangpito, yung mga nagmemention para magpalike. Putangina kung gusto ko i-like yan, ilalike ko yan
Pangwalo, yung mga cashier at tindera na sa lamesa pa rin nilalagay yung sukli ko kahit nakalahad na yung kamay ko sa harap nila.
Pangsyam, yung mga magsyotang nag-aaway sa public place. Tangina niyo, walang poreber.
Pangsampu, kpop fans na o.a na. Hindi na nakakatuwa. Oo gets na namin fan ka na.


1. 'Wag kumain 3 hours before the main event, sis, kasi matatae ka. Gusto mong maging peanut butter diva? 'Wag ganun. Pareho kayong mapapahiya.
2. Buy a medium needleless syringe. Convenient itong pang-douche kasi puwede kahit saan. Use clean water, obviously, kasi ii-inject mo sa butas mo. Squeeze the water out of your ass. Repeat until the water runs clear.
3. USE PROTECTION. Better yet, get on PrEP. Kayong mga burikat, maging responsable kayo. Nakakaloka, andami-dami pa ring nagbe-bareback ngayon nang hindi sigurado sa partners nila.
4. Foreplay is very important. Have fun with each other for a good 10-15 minutes. Ang hirap kapag semi-erect ipinasok o kaya nanlambot sa loob. Para kang nagpasok ng hilaw na calamares sa butas mo charot.
5. Use a lot of lube, and when I say "a lot," I mean A LOT. Use only water-based or silicone-based types. 'Wag lotion, petroleum jelly, or kahit anong may oil kasi nakakasira ng integrity ng latex at baka mawarak. Kapag gumamit kayo ng sabon o laway, kukulamin ko kayo.
You can minimize the pain by elevating the lower half of your body. Use a pillow and try an elevated missionary position. Puwede ring dumapa muna, then use the pillow to prop up your ass. Put your ass up in the air and wave it around like you just don't care.
7. Finally, tell your top to put it in slowly. Guide him to your tight little rosebud kung lights off. Go at it slowly at first. Werk it for a good 5 minutes until you get comfortable, tapos puwede nang magpalit ng position. When changing positions, subukan niyong 'wag mabunot.
1. Keep a bottle of water by the bed. Nakakapagod ang bottoming, so you have to hydrate yourself. Mas magandang you hydrate yourself during sex kaysa bago mag-sex kasi masakit magpakantot kapag puno ng ihi ang pantog.
2. Habang ipinapasok at once naipasok na, relax lang. Try not to be alarmed. Do slow but constant deep breaths. Isipin mo lang na tumatae ka at may na-stuck lang na napakatigas na tubol because that's really how it feels. You'll get the hang of it at puwede nang bilisan.
3. If you're not pressed for time, fingering helps. Train your hole at least 2 days before the party. Lube up and start with 1 finger. After a few minutes, try 2. Soon, you'll be able to take 3. You'll be the ass master in no time, I guarantee.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

House Manila

If you want to have fun and have a great time, House Manila is the place to go, definitely one of the top luxury club’s in Manila. Music is good, crowd is beautiful. It’s best to have a table here since the place is usually crowded especially on weekends.

The club is spacious enough to accommodate 400 seated guests and 1200 standing guests. The couches are also well apart from each other which gives your group a good feel for your own space especially when you are seated at the VIP area. The service is also good: it's usual for waiters to light up your cigarette when you are about to smoke (P.S. it's my friends who smoke, not me.), but what I liked about them is that they memorize your glass. I kept transferring seats in our table, and surprisingly, my glass follows! :)

 Situated at the Basement of Holiday Inn Express now not Remington Hotel. (Remington changed to Holiday Inn Express already.

For table reservations, guestlist and inquiries you can contact Rain Fajardo at 0916 670 9861

Sunday, June 10, 2018


When your sarcasm is so far advanced, people think you’re being polite 😉

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Undas 2017 (Remembering Mom)

Hindi 2017 ang 2017 kung walang Undas kaya naman nag punta kami sa Heritage Park para dalawin si Mama at ito ang mga pictures. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tips for getting good Bokeh (background blur)

The word "bokeh" comes from a japanese word meaning ”blur” or ”haze” and refers to the part of the image that you have intentionally blurred by using a selective depth of field. This affect is used a lot in photography to focus the eye on a specific subject within the frame (used a lot in portrait photography to isolate the person from a background) and just to create a more pleasing image.

If you don’t have a DSLR or camera where you can manually change your settings, you will likely have a ”portrait” mode - use this setting and the camera will blur the background for you, and you can still use some of these tips to help maximise that blur. 

Here are the steps for getting good ”bokeh” - the creamy, dreamy kind that makes your subject pop off the background! 

Low Aperture

If you only follow one rule - let this be it! Use a small F number to give you a wide aperture and throw your background out of focus. I would suggest using F2.8 or lower - I will shoot at quite low apertures, such as F1.8 or F2.0.  However, please note it will take practice to use lower F stops and still get your intended subject all in focus. 

If you only have the kit lens that came with your camera you might want to invest in a lens that goes to lower apertures - the Canon 50mm f/1.8 is an affordable example, and so is the Canon 85mm f/1.8. Primes lenses are probably best for bokeh because they go to lower apertures than their zoom counterparts, but zooms will also work well, especially those with a longer focal length and fixed aperture. 

Separate Your Subject From The Background 

Put as much distance between your subject and the background as you can. The further away from the background they are, the more the background will blur. (If your subject is up against a wall you won’t get much bokeh, no matter what you do!) 

Get Close To Your Subject

Stand physically closer to your subject as the depth of field will be much shallower. Just be careful not to get too close and mind the minimum focusing distance of your lens.

Use A Longer Focal Length

You will also see more dramatic blur using a 135mm lens than you will using a 50mm lens. If you are using a zoom, zoom all the way out to the longest focal length (but be aware than on some cheaper zoom lenses the image quality can drop off at the highest zoom range) or put on a longer length prime.  The blur is magnified with a longer length lens, making it look more out of focus (this is due to something called Lens Compression - although it's not often discussed this can make a HUGE impact on how your final image turns out.

Think about your Background

To get really pleasing and pretty bokeh, look at the background that will be blurred out. If you have a dark background with no points of light the tones of the background will fade and merge into one another. This can be made even more beautiful if you have a lovely range of tones in the image. If you have light in the out of focus area these will be seen as small circles of light - higher quality lenses will result in smoother circles. 

I hope you enjoyed these tips for getting good "bokeh" - if you did I'd love it if you took a moment to share on Facebook or Pinterest - thank you! 

Monday, June 19, 2017




Saturday, December 17, 2016




Have yourself a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year here at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse!

We will be having a FEAST BUFFET celebration on December 25 and January 1 for Lunch and Dinner. Our buffet includes lobsters, prawns and oysters for the appetizers. For the main highlight we will be serving USDA prime rib, porterhouse, turkey, leg of lamb, ham and salmon. You can also enjoy the night with our delicious sides to prepare, unlimited coffee, beers and mimosas. To complete the celebration, make sure to save a room for our sumptuous desserts of New York style cheesecake, pecan pie, key lime pie, chocolate mousse and more.

Save the dates and make sure to reserve as early as now! For inquiries, please call (02) 511-7009 / 511-7019 / 511-7089 / 511-7034 or email us at

#WolfgangsSteakhousePH #AnExtraordinarySteakhouse #RWM

Photo Credit : @ourawesomeplanet

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Roasted Tomato & Cumin


You need: an onion, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 3/4 tsp chilli flakes, a tin of toms, 3 cloves of garlic, salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp sugar and a good lug of olive oil And 6 medium sized tomatoes


You need to roast the tomatoes - halve the tomatoes and coat the bottom of a roasting tin (just big enough to fit all the halves in, cut side down) in olive oil

Mix in the finely chopped garlic, salt, pepper and sugar

Line up the tomatoes, cut sides down, and roast them for 20 mins at 190 until the skins come away

Meanwhile, finely slice the onion, heat 3-4 tbsp oil in a large saucepan and cook the onions over a medium heat

Add the chilli flakes and cumin and cook until softened

Add the tin of tomatoes and 600ml of water

Bring to a simmer and bubble for 10 minutes

In the meantime, peel the skins off the roasted tomatoes, discard the skins and pour the tomatoes, oil and garlic into the saucepan

Cook for another 15 mins and then blend until smooth

Check the seasoning and serve! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Etiquette Rules You're Probably Forgetting, But Should Pay Attention To

10 Etiquette Rules You're Probably Forgetting, But Should Pay Attention To

Manners are something we hopefully learn as we get older, but not everyone gets the memo about certain behaviors. In fact, it's not uncommon for all of us to make a faux pas here and there, as there are number of etiquette rules you're probably forgetting. To avoid embarrassment, or even worse, offending someone, it can be helpful to brush up on a few standards about what is considered polite.

"Etiquette is a lifestyle, and it requires an interest in social graces and a discipline," says relationship and etiquette expert April Masini over email. "The more you have of the former, the less you need of the latter! When people forget their manners, it’s because it’s not part of their lifestyle. For those who live with good manners, it’s second nature to bring a hostess gift to a dinner party...and to give up a seat on public transportation for someone who’s old."

If you feel like some of your manners may be slipping through the cracks, don't worry, we've got you covered. I've with some two etiquette experts to help remind you of some of the etiquette rules you're probably forgetting, but likely want to know.

1. Covering Your Mouth When You Cough

No one wants your germs sprayed all over them. "Coughing, yawning, and sneezing should be done into a Kleenex or your sleeve," says etiquette expert Konrad Philipover email. One test by ABC news found that a sneeze can land as far as 11 feet away, so avoid upsetting a stranger by covering up when you feel a tickle coming on.

2. Properly Using A Place Setting


Whether you're setting the table for guests or attending a business dinner, it's essential to know the basics of how a table is arranged for eating. "There is nothing more uncomfortable than realizing you've used someone else's glass at the dinner table," says Philip. Luckily, there are plenty of online resources for learning about place settings.

3. Introducing People To Each Other


We all know how awkward it can be to run into someone, wondering who their companion is standing idly by. "Make a good introduction," says Philip. "When introducing two people, say the name of the person you would like to honor first, and introduce the second person to them."

4. Bringing A Gift As A Guest


If you're invited somewhere, don’t show up empty handed. This doesn't mean you need to buy something expensive. "It can be a bottle of wine, a jar of jam, flowers or a book — but it’s good manners to show your appreciation for the invitation with a token gift," says Masini.

5. Giving Up Your Seat For Someone Who Needs It More


"It’s always surprising to me how people riding public transportation are so slow to give up their seats to someone who is older or pregnant," says Masini. "This is a basic rule of etiquette that is free, easy and allows you to do something nice for someone with very little effort."

6. RSVPing To An Event


"RSVP isn’t optional," says Masini. "It’s good manners to respond to invitations that ask you to RSVP. Your host needs a headcount for chairs, food and beverages. Not responding is rude and selfish. Showing up with a crew when you didn’t respond, or just responded for one, is also really bad manners."

7. Arriving On Time


We've all been late to something, and with the ability to quickly text or call someone when you're on the go, it seems much more excusable to show up late. But keeping someone waiting isn't polite. "It’s insensitive to their day and their time," says Masini. "If you agree to meet at a particular time, prepare and be there. If you can’t, text and apologize — but don’t make it a habit."

8. Watching Your Language In Certain Situations


It doesn't bother some people, but you want to be careful what you say in certain situations, as you never know who could be around. "Cursing is expressive — and offensive to many," says Masini. "If you’re not sure, don’t curse. This may take discipline, but you’ll have a lot more friends and invitations if you can curb what you say and match your language with your 'audience.'"

9. Telling Your Friend About The Salad In Her/His Teeth


Don't let your BFF walk around all day with spinach in her teeth. "If you notice someone with an issue that can be fixed (food stuck in teeth, zipper undone), it is impolite not to tell them about it," says Philip. "Do not call attention to something that cannot be corrected on the spot, like damaged or stained clothes."

10. Putting Your Phone Away At Dinner


We've gotten so used to having our phones on us 24/7, we don't realize how unpleasant it is to try to have a dinner conversation with someone who keeps scrolling through Instagram. "There is nothing that shows more commitment than being physically present," says Philip. "Honor the people you are with by putting your phone away. Keep it in your pocket and step away to answer urgent calls."

When in doubt, always just think about how your actions could affect someone else, and this line of thinking can help you make the right decisions.

Kabit, Kirida, Ahas


I’ve talked to many people who’ve blown it by having an extra-marital affair.

They come from all walks of life.






Pastor’s wives.

Regular folks.

However, I’ve never heard ANY of these people say that they “set out” to have an affair, hurt their family, end up in divorce court, or intentionally break the hearts of those that they love.

Most people don’t mean to blow it by having an affair.

But, they don’t just randomly happen. Typically, a series of choices over time will lead to an affair. Most people don’t run into extra-marital affairs.

Rather, they slowly drift into an affair by making one bad decision after another.

And, affairs can be avoided–by making CAREFUL choices and taking WISEsteps toward fidelity and faithfulness in marriage.

By putting some wise guidelines into place, couples can enjoy incredible protection in their relationships.

You and I can avoid the heartache and pain of an extra-marital affair.

We can grow old with our spouses enjoying life-long trust and faithfulness.

Here are 10 Ways to Completely Avoid an Affair:

Guideline One – Don’t ever have a MEAL or go to event/outing alone with a person of the opposite sex — unless you are blood relatives.

There is no reason you need to be alone with a person (who is not your spouse) of the opposite sex for a meal.

If it’s a work thing, try to involve an additional friend. Somehow, adding one person can offer protection for our marriages.

Guideline Two – Don’t ride alone in a CAR with a person of the opposite sex — unless you are blood relatives.

If it is possible, invite a third person to ride in the car with you. Even a young child can provide some protection and accountability.

If you find yourself in a tough spot at work, try to discuss the situation with your boss or co-worker in a gracious and honest manner.

Speak the truth in love, but speak the truth as needed.

Your goal is a happy marriage!

Guideline Three – Don’t read many sappy NOVELS or watch many sappy love movies. 

By reading and watching too much romantic fiction, you will start to believe the grass is much greener somewhere else. You will begin to become discontent with the marriage relationship that you do have.

You’ll start to covet and want what you do not have.

Often, romantic movies and books can become for women what pornography can become for many men.

Women will imagine and dream of some perfect relationship that they do not have. Be careful with these. Read and watch them in limited amounts.

Guideline Four – Don’t even FLIRT a little! 

Just intentionally treat other men or women with respect and distance. Even casual flirting can lead to trouble.

Try to be professional, business-like, and kindly distant with any man or woman who is not your spouse.

Too many affairs happen between good friends and great family friends. Affairs can even happen in within families.

Lines get blurred. People get too comfortable. Big mistakes happen.

Be careful with how you act and react with ANYONE of the opposite sex.

Guideline Five – Don’t have LONG TALKS over the phone or online with anyone of the opposite sex who is not a blood relative.

One of my counselor friends tells me that one of the main reasons for divorce today is people hooking up through social media or with someone who they meet on the Internet. Watch out online!

Also, be careful with counseling and one-on-one prayer situations. It is best for men to meet with men and women to meet with women if possible.

Pastors and ministerial staff need to be especially cautious when counseling and meeting with church members one-on-one. Keep the doors open. Invite a third person into the session.

Take every precaution to protect your marriage – especially if you are in the ministry!

Guideline Six – If you are tempted to have an affair, talk to a TRUSTED BROTHER/SISTER of the same gender!

Ask this trusted friend to pray for you. Give them the freedom to hold you accountable.

There is something about “admitting”you are tempted that could protect you and prevent you from blowing it.

Guideline Seven – Be HONEST WITH THE LORDabout any temptations you may be having. 

Pray over these things and give them to the Lord. God already knows what you are struggling with; so talk over these temptations and issues with Him. 

Guideline Eight – DATE your own spouse!

Enjoy as much time as you can with your mate. Maybe you are being tempted because you aren’t spending enough quality time together.  

Guideline Nine – Initiate SEXwith your own mate.

If you need love and affection, seek out your own spouse. They will likely love this attention from you.

It’s possible that you are being tempted because you are not enjoying the relationship God has given you. 

Guideline Ten – Fall IN LOVEwith Jesus as never before. 

Press in close to the Lord and spend time with Him.

Open your Bible more.

Pray more.

Turn on Christian music.

Read more inspirational books.

Allow God to fill your empty places.

The truth is…. 

Anyone on any day at any time can blow it! 


~ None of us are exempt from temptation!

~ Don’t flirt with sin. 

~ Don’t play with fire!  

James 1:13-16 in The Message says:

And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.

Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 

These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.

A closing illustration:

We have many curvy, narrow, winding roads in our city.

Anytime you take the “back way” to our church, you have to hug the middle of the road, or you could easily clip the edge of the road.

More than once, we’ve caught the edge of one of these roads and run off a bit.

One night, we even busted a tired wide open by clipping the edge of one of these narrow roads

Our goal in driving is to try to stay as far away from the road’s edge as possible. 

We hug those yellow dividing lines when we drive on those curvy back roads.

So also in our marriages, we need to stay as far away from “potential”affairs as possible.

We need to hug these ten guidelines!

To completely avoid an affair – we stay away from every possible temptation. We put some wise guidelines into place. Then, we press in close to Jesus and stay there! And, we really seek to enjoy the marriage that God has given us.

Monday, November 28, 2016

11 Small Things That Can Make Your Partner Fall More In Love With You


It's true, your SO loves a helluva lot of things about you. They adore how nice you are, how giving, and how utterly hilarious (even if it means hearing your jokes over and over again.) But despite the adorable connection you two already have, it is possible to make your partner fall even more in love.

Now, I'm not saying it's your job to keep your SO's interest. If you guys are happily shacked up in a healthy relationship, then that shouldn't be an issue. What I am saying is that some couples get a little too comfy, and often forget to keep appreciating each other. They also often need little reminders about all the things that brought them together in the first place.

This is what people mean when they say a relationship takes work. As Nicole Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC, says in an email to Bustle, "Relationships are work, and anyone who says otherwise is not being honest. We have to make the time, attend to each other, and put each other in the right place in our priorities." If you both can keep that up on the regular, then you'll be falling head over heels for each other again and again. Read on for some ways to do just that.

1. Be Appreciative

If you've been with your partner for a minute, then I'm sure the appreciation levels have started to dwindle. Maybe they always make dinner and you sit down to eat without thinking twice. Or maybe your partner always changes the toilet paper roll, despite never hearing a "thank you." If that's the case, start showing more gratitude. "Tell them each day ... something that [you] appreciate about them," Martinez says. They'll love that their thoughtfulness isn't going unnoticed.

2. Give 'Em Some Space

Of course there's the whole "distance makes the heart grow fonder" thing. But spending time apart also allows you both time to decompress and pursue your own hobbies. In fact, giving your SO the gift of solitude (without them having to awkwardly ask) might just be one of the nicest things you can do.

3. Offer To Do Their Most Hated Chores

"If you know they dislike a particular task, offer to take it over," Martinez suggests. This could be as simple as cleaning out the gross sink drain, or as big as walking the dog when it's super cold outside. If it's a task that makes them groan with despair, taking over will fill their eyes with big red hearts.

4. Quit Staring Into Your Phone

Nothing's worse than hanging out with your partner only for him or her to spend the entire time gazing into their phone. So don't do it to them, either. "By staring into each other's eyes and not your small screen, you're sending a super bonding message: You are the most important thing to me," wrote lifestyle expert Jillian Kramer on Glamour.

5. Fight The Nice Way

OK, so making your partner fall more in love with you isn't just about doing nice things. It can also be about not doing mean things. This mostly applies to being fair during agreements. Using "we" statements is one way to not get all finger point-y, according to the editors of Prevention. Same goes for forgetting the whole name-calling thing. (Just don't do it.)

6. Let Them Vent It Out

Did your partner have a bad day? Then they'll probably really appreciate it if you listen while they blow off steam, according to Jenna Birch on Woman's Day. Since they likely do it for you on the regular (I mean, who doesn't need to vent at least a few times a week?), being kind enough to return the favor will not go unnoticed.

7. Try To Match Up Your Schedules

"Make a point to keep the connection of things like going to bed at the same time, sleeping together, eating together, etc.," Martinez says. This shared schedule will keep you guys as close as can be. Plus, your partner will likely love that they get to cuddle before falling asleep. (Aww.)

8. Remember The Details

The next time you have a chance to put a personal touch on something, do it. "Remember what your partner said they like in their coffee, or show up with their favorite flower," relationship expert Rachel DeAlto told Kramer. It'll show that you not only care, but that you listen. And what could be more loving than that?

9. Take The Time To Check In

Don't let your busy schedule take a toll on your relationship. "Make a brief time each day to check in and see how they are doing and keep up-to-date on what is going on in their lives," Martinez says. This might include calling on their lunch break, or sending some sweet texts throughout the day. Anything to show that they're on your mind.

10. Shower Them With Well-Timed Gifts

If your SO had the suckiest day, then consider popping home with some takeout, or a little gift to show you care. "It doesn’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful," said lifestyle writer Shauna Robinson on They'll love that you took the time to make their day just a tiny bit better.

11. Celebrate Your SO's Successes

If your partner was promoted, or simply made it through the day without anything annoying happening, then be down to have a little mini celebration. This is an important part of a healthy relationship, according to Prevention, as it helps reinforce that you guys are a team. And that, after all, is one of the best things about being in a loving relationship.

As is putting your partner before yourself. If you can do it — at least some of the time — you'll show them how much you care, while also creating a happier, healthier relationship.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016



"If you're reading this, if there's air in your lungs on this November day, then there is still hope for you. Your story is still going. And maybe some things are true for all of us. Perhaps we all relate to pain. Perhaps we all relate to fear and loss and questions.  And perhaps we all deserve to be honest, all deserve whatever help we need. Our stories are all so many things: Heavy and light. Beautiful and difficult. Hopeful and uncertain. But our stories aren't finished yet. There is still time to be surprised. We are still going, you and I. We are stories still going." - Jamie Tworkowski

This text gives me hope. I have such a hard time existing but it will be ok. Again. 



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Be Positive

i read this quote recently and it has radically changed my daily life.

how much time and energy have i wasted on insignificant moments that have no value? this one life i have is far too precious and fleeting to let circumstances dictate my mood and emotions.

instead- i make a conscious choice to look at a situation for what it is. most of the time, it's so minute in the grand scheme of all things. these days, people get offended about eeeeeeeverthing. let's channel that energy into something meaningful. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

20 Ways to Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory


The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. November 2nd is All Souls Day, sometimes called the Day of the Dead.  During this entire month we pray for the souls of the faithful departed, especially those whom we have known and loved.

Those in purgatory die in the mercy of God; however, because they still had attachment to sin at the time of their death, they must undergo the spiritual purification of their souls before they are able to fully love God with their whole heart, mind, and soul for all eternity.

Those in purgatory cannot pray for themselves, this is why they are called “poor” souls.  They can no longer merit anything for themselves and rely entirely on others to pray and make sacrifices on their behalf. As they are nevertheless part of the communion of saints, they depend upon us to help ease their suffering and quickly advance them through their purification so that they can join the saints in heaven.

Prayers for the faithful departed pleases God, who makes use of our prayers to help purify these souls that He loves. It is an act of charity that we can give for those we have known and loved, for our ancestors who gave us life, for those souls whose memory is lost, and for those who have no one else to pray for them.

Here are some ideas for praying for these suffering (and often neglected) souls, especially during the month of November dedicated to their memory:



1. Pray the Novena to the Holy Souls.

2. Offer up your Holy Communions for the souls in purgatory.

3. Have Masses said for your departed loved ones, especially on the anniversary of his or her death.

4. Pray The Way Of The Cross for Souls in Purgatory.

5. Pray the special Holy Souls Rosary. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Holy Rosary is the most powerful prayer.

6. Obtain indulgences:  Indulgences reduce or cancel the temporal punishment that we incur through sin.* There are many ways to obtain indulgences through pious actions, and we can apply their merits to the dead. You can find a partial list of indulgences here. If you visit a church or oratory on All Souls Day and recite there the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostle’s Creed, you can earn a plenary (full) indulgence applicable only to the souls in purgatory (under the usual conditions).

7. Give alms: The giving of material assistance to the poor has always been considered a penance that can be offered for the Holy Souls. “For almsgiving saves from death and purge every sin."

8. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the intention of the Holy Souls.

9. Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great: tradition holds that St. Gertrude was told that piously reciting this prayer releases 1,000 souls from purgatory.

10. Sprinkle holy water on the ground: St. John Macias, a great friend of those in purgatory, would often sprinkle holy water on the ground for the spiritual benefit of the suffering souls.

11. When passing by a cemetery, pray the short Eternal Rest prayer: “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon them. And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.” This prayer carries a partial indulgence applicable to the poor souls.

12. Practice the tradition of praying the Eternal Rest prayer (above) before and after your meals as an easy way to pray for the holy souls daily. You can also pray the prayer between the decades of your daily rosary.

13. Visit a cemetery: Pray over the graves of your departed loved ones, or visit a random graveyard and pray for those who may have no one to pray for them. Simply doing this gains a partial indulgence for those in purgatory.  While you’re there, sprinkle holy water on the graves. If you make this visit daily during the octave of All Souls Day (November 2-9) you can gain a plenary indulgence* applicable to the souls in purgatory.

14. Eucharistic Adoration: make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for those in purgatory.

15. Sacrifices: practice acts of self-denial and offer these penances up for the poor souls.

16. Pray the Office of the Dead. You can find this in your volume of the Liturgy of the Hours or online here.

17. Ask for the intercession of saints who were known to be great friends of the Holy Souls during their lifetime: St. Nicholas of Tolentino, St. Gertrude the Great, St. Catherine of Genoa, St. Padre Pio, St. Philip Neri, St. John Macías, St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Joseph, Our Lady, and others.

18. Special prayers: Throughout your day, offer up short and spontaneous prayers for the holy souls. Consider buying purgatory books with more prayers and special devotions for the Holy Souls.

19. Repent go to confession: Confessing your own sins makes your prayers for souls more effective.

20. Spread devotion to the Holy Souls: Make others aware of the great need these suffering souls have for our prayers.

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