How Did This All Start?

Q: How did this all start? How did the association of Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls come about?

A: A dear friend of mine, by the name of Violy Santos, gave my first copy of Read me or Rue It last February, 1991.I didn’t get to read it right away as we were in the middle of a national campaign. My husband, Narcing who was an incumbent congressman from Iloilo, was running for senator, he didn’t make it in that May ’92 election amidst the proliferation of entertainment people gunning for the same position. It was God’s design, that He gave Narcing and I a short vacation from politics. Some time in June, 1992, and having more time on his hands now, Narcing came across the booklet that Violy gave me. He read it in one sitting, and insisted on my reading it, too. I was struck at the way this booklet had effect on him, as usually he just browses over the reading materials I would pass on to him. As I was reading the booklet, I realized why he was insistent on my reading it. Reading halfway thru the booklet, I was already convinced that we would have to do something.

It didn’t take long for us to print the first 1,000 copies of Read me or Rue it, the booklet that convinced us to form the association called, Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls. This took place on July, 1992.

Seven years later, we have:

  1. Printed and distributed 64,000 copies of Read me or Rue It;
  2. A Tagalog version called Basahin O Pagsisihan and we have printed and distributed 3,700 copies of it since 1996;
  3. Distributed 1,200 copies of Unpublished Manuscripts on Purgatory
  4. Hundred of members of the Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls in Metro Manila and in the provinces;
  5. Foreign based members of the Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls residing in Hongkong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Dubai, Australia, USA, Saudi Arabia
  6. Launched a quarterly publication for the members, to start with this issue;
  7. Organized the Monfort (Share Your Blessings) Foundation, Inc. to ensure the continuity of this project;

Some of our plans for the future include:

  1. An Ilongo version of Read Me or Rue It for our Visayan friends;
  2. Printing of a booklet on How to Avoid Purgatory (Note: we recently received permission to do so)
  3. Printing of a 9-day Novena Mass cards for departed loved ones;
  4. Setting up of provincial chapters and overseas chapter;

An ambitious project is to have a national Congress for the first time, where we can further strengthen our association and push for its objectives.


An Apostolate of the Monfort Foundation, Inc.
Keeping the centuries-old devotion alive

“Of all prayers, the most meritorious, the most acceptable to God are prayers for the dead, because they imply all the works of charity, both corporal and spiritual.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

The Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls (PWHS) is a Catholic association committed to deliver the holy souls from the purifying torments they endure in purgatory at the soonest possible time so as to enable them to enjoy the beatific vision of God. The Association endeavors to create and spread global awareness of the plight of the holy souls and to encourage an increasing number of the faithful to pray for their deliverance from purgatory. PWHS also directs its efforts to inform the faithful on how to avoid purgatory.

The Association’s center of activity is at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel (Lower Level), Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Cubao, Quezon City. To date, PWHS has over 226,000 members in 70 countries.


“The infinite value of the Mass makes it the most important prayer we have to offer up for the holy souls in purgatory.” – The Council of Trent

11:00 A.M., Every 2nd Monday of the month
Manila Cathedral (Lower Level),
Cabildo cor. Beaterio, Intramuros, Manila

Future MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE will be at the same time and venue, every second Monday of the month, until further notice.





Radio Veritas 846
8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month





Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls
Business Address: Tel. nos.: (63 2) 531 0391 532 2831 Local 100
Fax: (63 2) 531 0391 532 2831 Local 107
E-2 Gueventville I (RSG 1) Hotline SMS: (63 2) 918 9290603
Monfort Foundation Building Website:
Calbayog Street Email:
Barangay Highway Hills Facebook:
Mandaluyong City 1550 Twitter:
Metro Manila, Philippines