Nov 17-18 Intercession and Power of the Holy Souls

Fr. Chris Alar, MIC

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The Holy Souls await our prayers and they reward us with their prayers. No prayer is ever wasted. Outside of time, our prayers can aid those who have died. Learn about this important and powerful devotion everyone should have as we battle together in the Communion of Saints.

A key part of the mission of the Marians is to pray for the deceased, the Holy Souls in Purgatory who suffer continually with an intense burning of love and longing to be with God. Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus Mary Papczynski (1631-1701), who founded the Marians in 1673, made it a main cause for all Marians to help the souls in purgatory shorten their time of separation from God. Today, we have redoubled those efforts through our Holy Souls Sodality. (Visit prayforsouls.org)

Fr. Chris Alar, MIC

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Fr. Chris  lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, where he serves as "Fr. Joseph, MIC,"the director of the Association of Marian Helpers.

Father Chris entered the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the religious community entrusted with spreading the message and devotion of Divine Mercy, as a postulant in July, 2006. Prior to that, he received a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. After working several years at a Fortune 500 company, he began his own consulting company in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2000.

After answering the Lord's call, he attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, for his philosophy studies and earned his Masters of Divinity from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Over the past several years he has been mentored by the world's leading experts in Divine Mercy, and he has spoken at over 100 parishes to date.