Tag Archives: Indulgences

Feast of Our Lady of Humility

Today is also the Feast of Our Lady of Humility, the Madonna that is venerated in the main chapel of our residence for American priests here in Rome. This is just a local feast for our chapel, and by visiting it … Continue reading

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One Soul Freed

A curiosity that I recently saw in a church in Central Rome that is not open very often: a plaque indicating that for every Mass celebrated at the high altar, one soul will be freed from Purgatory. This indulgence was … Continue reading

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Te Deum

It is customary – and indeed, the Church grants a plenary indulgence for it – to recite the ancient hymn Te Deum in a church on this, the last day of the year. It is a hymn of thanksgiving to God … Continue reading

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An All Souls Day Visit to the Cemetery

This morning, after celebrating Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica (on the altar of St. Gregory the Great), I made my way to the Teutonic Cemetery, located within the Teutonic College. The Teutonic College is a residence for German-speaking priests … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgence for All Souls

First, happy Feast of All Saints! I hope that you will eat a good steak today in honor of all the faithful men, women, and children throughout history who persevered to the end in God’s grace and are now with … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary

On October 7, 1571, Christian forces defeated the Ottoman Turks in a battle at the Port of Lepanto in Western Greece (now called the Gulf of Corinth). Thanks to this great victory, Europe remained a Christian continent. Pope Pius V … Continue reading

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Month of the Holy Rosary

October (which is tomorrow: surprise!) is traditionally honored as the Month of the Holy Rosary. The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is October 7th. I am going to go and pray my daily rosary in a few moments … Continue reading

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Partial Indulgences

Previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Having listed several of the plenary indulgences that are available, I now would like to share some of the more common partial indulgences that we can obtain on a daily basis – and, indeed, multiple times in the … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgences Available at Special Times

Previous posts here, here, here, here, here, and here. Following on yesterday’s post (the last “here” link above), I am now providing a list of some of the principal plenary indulgences that you can obtain on special occasions during the liturgical year. Again, these are taken … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgences Available Each Day

Previous posts here, here, here, here, and here. There are many plenary indulgences that have been granted by the Popes; with the exception of those that might have been granted for special occasions (e.g. World Youth Day), they are all listed in the … Continue reading

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Indulgence Action Item

Previous posts here, here, here, and here. One of the greatest graces offered by the Church is the plenary indulgence “in articulo mortis” – at the point of death. There are two ways of obtaining it. It is very important that we are … Continue reading

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Indulgences Part IV

Previous posts here, here, and here. The Catholic Church’s teaching on indulgences is one of those things that our Protestant friends tend to shake their head at. At various points in the Church’s history there were certainly abuses in the … Continue reading

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