Wednesday, December 7

Pope Grants Commemorative Plenary Indulgence

Pope Benedict has issued a plenary indulgence for the Immaculate Conception in order to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.

I think the only person who will enjoy commemorating Vatican II with a special indulgence more than I is the Holy Father himself.

The decree explains that "when [the Pope] renders public homage of praise to Mary Immaculate, [he] has the heartfelt desire that the entire Church should join with him, so that all the faithful, united in the name of the common Mother, become ever stronger in the faith, adhere with greater devotion to Christ, and love their brothers with more fervent charity."

What should I do?
- Participate in a sacred function in honor of the Virgin*
- The Usual Conditions (as follow):
--- Sacramental Confession
--- Eucharistic Communion
--- Prayer for the intentions of the Pope
--- Removal of attachment to sin.
*Other conditions may apply. See the link above.

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