10-Minute Novena Inspired Workout - All Souls

Are you ready for MORE prayers?! You’re about to work your body…AND pray for the souls in purgatory.

The souls in purgatory cannot pray for themselves, they cannot do anything to hasten their entrance into heaven. But we can pray for them.

You’ll notice there’s a lot of high knees in this workout. We wanted to get your heart rate WAY up before moving to toning moves.

We’ve adapted a novena from Pray More Novenas for this workout.

How it works

Here’s a handy, pinnable reference for you to print out:

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Open up with an Our Father and a warm-up move.

Then go through your nine moves while praying to ALL of the saints (see below).

Finally, end with an Our Father (about 20 seconds) and the same move as the warm-up.

Go through the entire workout just once for a 10-minute sweat session, or up to 4 times for a 40-minute one!

TIPS: You can easily make a voice recording on your phone with the prayers and exercises listed! And if you aren’t sure what a certain exercise is, you can use our best friend Google.

Move 1: High knees

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who stubbornly resisted Your love and turned from You in especially grave ways, but repented and turned to You before the end of their lives. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 2: Shoulder taps

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who repented of their sins only very late in life. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 3: High knees

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who were weighed down in life by the deadly sin of pride. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 4: Punches

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who were unable to take joy in gifts given to others because of the deadly sin of envy. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 5: High Knees

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who had a vengeful heart because of the deadly sin of wrath. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 6: Plank walk outs

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who were slow to fulfill Your will for them because of the deadly sin of sloth. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 7: High knees

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who were discontent in life because of the deadly sin of greed. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 8: Pushups

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who were unsatisfied in life because of the deadly sin of gluttony. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Move 9: High knees

Here’s what you’ll pray while going through the move: Holy Souls in Purgatory, we look to you as pilgrims who have traversed this world before us. As you go through your purification, we ask that you remember our intentions. (Mention your intentions here) Merciful Father, we ask that You have pity on those who are being purified in Purgatory, especially those who did not look upon their neighbor with dignity and love because of the deadly sin of lust. Ease their suffering and hasten their purification that they may soon join You and all the saints for eternity in Heaven.

Pray a Hail Mary as a break.

Let us know what you think of this workout in the comments! And if you want workouts to particular saints or to go along with specific prayers, let us know!