Suppose you offer a plenary indulgence for one soul in purgatory each day. That's 365 souls a year. That's not bad. But if you do it for 10 years, it's fantastic: that's 3,650 souls. That's like taking the entire population of Casarrubuelos out of purgatory.
And if it does so for 50 years, we are talking about 18,250 souls. That is the population of Burlada or Albolote. The jamboree of friends that you will find when you get to heaven after having taken them out of purgatory is not to be mentioned.
Now tell me, if instead of being alone, what you do is to act as a Church and convince ONE person EVERY year to do the same, and she too will daily take souls out of purgatory and bring ANOTHER soul every year for the same, you will have generated a CHAIN of holiness, a "ponzi scheme" without money to offer plenary indulgences for souls in purgatory. If this scheme starts in 2020 in 20 years where there are today 2 people and 730 redeemed, there will be 1,048,576 confreres and we will have offered, between all of us, 382,730,240 plenary indulgences for souls in purgatory. The population of the United States is smaller:
This calculation is the reason for our commitment. Which is twofold:
- To take one soul out of purgatory each day by offering a plenary indulgence for it.
- Bring (at least) one confrere each year.
Sign up and do not fail. You have all the grace of God (Jesus Christ has died for both of you, for you and for the soul you are redeeming).