I was wondering whether anyone could help me with a query.
I was reading the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum’s norms at the beginning. I only have the 1968 version but I checked on the Vatican’s website and the current version has this numbered as 26.
It states that:
“The deaf and dumb can gain indulgences attached … to private prayers, if they recite them mentally or with signs, or if they merely read them with their eyes.”
My question is: does this mean that people who are not deaf and dumb (or otherwise impeded) do not gain indulgences unless they speak the private prayers aloud?
I know that the requirement to speak other prayers aloud (such as the LOTH) has been dropped, or at least is no longer mentioned. But it would seem that this remains in force.