How do I gain a Partial indulgence?


#1

In order to gain a partial indulgence do I need to be completely free of venial sin and free from all attachments of sin like a plenary indulgence?


#2

[quote=dizzy_dave]In order to gain a partial indulgence do I need to be completely free of venial sin and free from all attachments of sin like a plenary indulgence?
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No, you must be free of mortal sin. The Catholic Encyclopedia has more details on the disposition of the person who expects to receive an indulgence.


#3

[quote=dizzy_dave]In order to gain a partial indulgence do I need to be completely free of venial sin and free from all attachments of sin like a plenary indulgence?
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Norms on Indulgences, from the *Echiridion on Indulgences *(1968):
hismercy.ca/content/ebooks/The.Enchiridion.of.Indulgences.pdf

  1. § 1. To be capable of gaining an indulgence for oneself, it is required that one be baptized, not excommunicated, in the state of grace at least at the completion of the prescribed works, and a subject of the one granting the indulgence.

§ 2. In order that one who is capable may actually gain indulgences, one must have at least a general intention to gain them and must in accordance with the tenor of the grant perform the enjoined works at the time and in the manner prescribed.


#4

No, you don’t have to be free of venial sin or attachment to venial sin. You need to be in a state of grace (no mortal sin) and you also have to intend to gain the indulgence. You see, making the sign of the cross in the usual manner with the usual words has a partial indulgence on it, but you don’t gain it if you have no clue about that. You have to generally want/intend to gain the indulgence.

They are really easy to get. It’s as easy as finding a box elder bug on the south side of my garage during the right time of the year. All I have to do is go out there and look.


#5

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