EWTN Catholic Q&A
St. Gertrude Holy Card
Question from Anonymous on 01-19-2014:

Our parish gave us a Holy Card to St. Gertrude with a prayer that says that every time we say it 1000 souls are released from purgatory. I say this prayer at least once a day.

I pray that this is true but sometimes I have doubts about it. What is the Church's position on this releasing of souls from Purgatory?

God Bless You!

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 01-30-2014:

Dear Anon,

Keep praying for the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Let God do the counting.

Dr. Geraghty