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Deserving Poor Boys’ Purgatorian Society

This Death of Saint Joseph relief adorns the chapel of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC.

“It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead.” 

2 Maccabees 12:46

“Bury my body wherever you will; let not care of it cause you any concern. One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord wherever you may be.”

St. Monica to her son, St. Augustine


For over 100 years, the Dominican Friars have remembered souls enrolled in the Deserving Poor Boys’ Purgatorian Society in their Masses and prayers. Donations made in the names of the faithful departed help prepare young men for Dominican religious life.

The Dominican Friars offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass daily for souls enrolled in the Deserving Poor Boys’ Purgatorian Society.

Donate to the Deserving Poor Boys Purgatorian Society by using the secure form below. After you make your offering, you will be redirected to a page where you can enroll a deceased loved one in the Purgatorian Society.

To request more information, contact Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., at director@dominicanfriars.org or by calling 212-535-3665.

After completing your donation, you will be redirected to a page where you can enroll your loved one in the Purgatorian Society.

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