MERGED: PLENARY INDULGENCE: Year of Faith


#1

From WDTPRS, emphasis mine:

Vatican City, 5 October 2012 (VIS) – According to a decree made public today and signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Benedict XVI will grant faithful Plenary Indulgence for the occasion of the Year of Faith. The indulgence will be valid from the opening of the Year on 11 October 2012 until its end on 24 November 2013.

“The day of the fiftieth anniversary of the solemn opening of Vatican Council II”, the text reads, “the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI has decreed the beginning of a Year especially dedicated to the profession of the true faith and its correct interpretation, through the reading of – or better still the pious meditation upon – the Acts of the Council and the articles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church”.

“Since the primary objective is to develop sanctity of life to the highest degree possible on this earth, and thus to attain the most sublime level of pureness of soul, immense benefit may be derived from the great gift of Indulgences which, by virtue of the power conferred upon her by Christ, the Church offers to everyone who, following the due norms, undertakes the special prescripts to obtain them”.

“During the Year of Faith, which will last from 11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013, Plenary Indulgence for the temporal punishment of sins, imparted by the mercy of God and applicable also to the souls of deceased faithful, may be obtained by all faithful who, truly penitent, take Sacramental Confession and the Eucharist and pray in accordance with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff.

**“(A) Each time they attend at least three sermons during the Holy Missions, or at least three lessons on the Acts of the Council or the articles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, in church or any other suitable location.

“(B) Each time they visit, in the course of a pilgrimage, a papal basilica, a Christian catacomb, a cathedral church or a holy site designated by the local ordinary for the Year of Faith (for example, minor basilicas and shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Apostles or patron saints), and there participate in a sacred celebration, or at least remain for a congruous period of time in prayer and pious meditation, concluding with the recitation of the Our Father, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form, and invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary and, depending on the circumstances, to the Holy Apostles and patron saints.

“© Each time that, on the days designated by the local ordinary for the Year of Faith, … in any sacred place, they participate in a solemn celebration of the Eucharist or the Liturgy of the Hours, adding thereto the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form.

“(D) On any day they chose, during the Year of Faith, if they make a pious visit to the baptistery, or other place in which they received the Sacrament of Baptism, and there renew their baptismal promises in any legitimate form.**

“Diocesan or eparchal bishops, and those who enjoy the same status in law, on the most appropriate day during that period or on the occasion of the main celebrations, … may impart the papal blessing with the Plenary Indulgence”.

The document concludes by recalling how faithful who, due to illness or other legitimate cause, are unable to leave their place of adobe, may still obtain Plenary Indulgence “if, united in spirit and thought with other faithful, and especially at the times when the words of the Supreme Pontiff and diocesan bishops are transmitted by television or radio, they recite … the Our Father, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form, and other prayers that concord with the objectives of the Year of Faith, offering up the suffering and discomfort of their lives”.

Praise God!


#2

I am thankful that I am able to leave my place of adobe. LOL.


#3

Me too. :smiley:


#4

Wonderful! I am sure we’ll hear about this at Mass.


#5

[quote="JGMendes4049, post:1, topic:300870"]
From WDTPRS, emphasis mine:

Vatican City, 5 October 2012 (VIS) – According to a decree made public today and signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Benedict XVI will grant faithful Plenary Indulgence for the occasion of the Year of Faith. The indulgence will be valid from the opening of the Year on 11 October 2012 until its end on 24 November 2013.

“The day of the fiftieth anniversary of the solemn opening of Vatican Council II”, the text reads, “the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI has decreed the beginning of a Year especially dedicated to the profession of the true faith and its correct interpretation, through the reading of – or better still the pious meditation upon – the Acts of the Council and the articles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church”.

“Since the primary objective is to develop sanctity of life to the highest degree possible on this earth, and thus to attain the most sublime level of pureness of soul, immense benefit may be derived from the great gift of Indulgences which, by virtue of the power conferred upon her by Christ, the Church offers to everyone who, following the due norms, undertakes the special prescripts to obtain them”.

“During the Year of Faith, which will last from 11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013, Plenary Indulgence for the temporal punishment of sins, imparted by the mercy of God and applicable also to the souls of deceased faithful, may be obtained by all faithful who, truly penitent, take Sacramental Confession and the Eucharist and pray in accordance with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff.

**“(A) Each time they attend at least three sermons during the Holy Missions, or at least three lessons on the Acts of the Council or the articles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, in church or any other suitable location.

“(B) Each time they visit, in the course of a pilgrimage, a papal basilica, a Christian catacomb, a cathedral church or a holy site designated by the local ordinary for the Year of Faith (for example, minor basilicas and shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Apostles or patron saints), and there participate in a sacred celebration, or at least remain for a congruous period of time in prayer and pious meditation, concluding with the recitation of the Our Father, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form, and invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary and, depending on the circumstances, to the Holy Apostles and patron saints.

“(C) Each time that, on the days designated by the local ordinary for the Year of Faith, … in any sacred place, they participate in a solemn celebration of the Eucharist or the Liturgy of the Hours, adding thereto the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form.

“(D) On any day they chose, during the Year of Faith, if they make a pious visit to the baptistery, or other place in which they received the Sacrament of Baptism, and there renew their baptismal promises in any legitimate form.**

“Diocesan or eparchal bishops, and those who enjoy the same status in law, on the most appropriate day during that period or on the occasion of the main celebrations, … may impart the papal blessing with the Plenary Indulgence”.

The document concludes by recalling how faithful who, due to illness or other legitimate cause, are unable to leave their place of adobe, may still obtain Plenary Indulgence “if, united in spirit and thought with other faithful, and especially at the times when the words of the Supreme Pontiff and diocesan bishops are transmitted by television or radio, they recite … the Our Father, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form, and other prayers that concord with the objectives of the Year of Faith, offering up the suffering and discomfort of their lives”.

Praise God!

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I have a question. What is meant in (A)? What is a "Holy Mission?" Do I have to attend the Holy Mission, and in the course of attending the Holy Mission, do I have to either attend three sermons during the event, or three lessons being taught at the event on either the CCC or Vat II? Or am I free to still be at my home and simply meditate on three lessons in the CCC or the docs of V2, every day if I wish, regardless if a Holy Mission is taking place?

Thank you.


#6

I read in the NCR that there is a Plenary Indulgence being given for the Year of Faith. It notes certain prescriptions. Here is a quotation from the article:

The decree added: “Since the primary objective is to develop sanctity of life to the highest degree possible on this earth, and thus to attain the most sublime level of pureness of soul, immense benefit may be derived from the great gift of Indulgences which, by virtue of the power conferred upon her by Christ, the Church offers to everyone who, following the due norms, undertakes the special prescripts to obtain them".
These prescriptions are:
“Each time they [the faithful] attend at least three sermons during the Holy Missions, or at least three lessons on the Acts of the Council or the articles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, in church or any other suitable location.
Each time they visit, in the course of a pilgrimage, a papal basilica, a Christian catacomb, a cathedral church or a holy site designated by the local ordinary for the Year of Faith (for example, minor basilicas and shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Apostles or patron saints), and there participate in a sacred celebration, or at least remain for a congruous period of time in prayer and pious meditation, concluding with the recitation of the Our Father, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form, and invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary and, depending on the circumstances, to the Holy Apostles and patron saints.
Each time that, on the days designated by the local ordinary for the Year of Faith, … in any sacred place, they participate in a solemn celebration of the Eucharist or the Liturgy of the Hours, adding thereto the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form.
On any day they choose, during the Year of Faith, if they make a pious visit to the baptistery, or other place in which they received the Sacrament of Baptism, and there renew their baptismal promises in any legitimate form.”

Read more: ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/vatican-announces-plenary-indulgence-for-year-of-faith#ixzz28e0KBVSh

Does this mean I only have to consider the regular prescriptions for a plenary indulgence (Holy Communion, Confession, Prayers for the Holy Father)? Or do I have to consider the above prescriptions? I’m confused.


#7

A plenary indulgence involves the “usual conditions” and “the particular pious acts involved for that particular indulgence”


#8

So, does that mean I have to participate in all of those acts that are listed above? Or in one of them? Because I really want to receive this indulgence, I’ve never received one before.


#9

The way these kinds of indulgences go -is the Church gives various “options” one can choose from or even carry out all on differing days.

I await for the official translation from the Latin text before seeking to fully understand what the options are.


#10

Right now it is in Latin and Italian …in some time it will be in English

vatican.va/roman_curia/tribunals/apost_penit/index.htm


#11

Here is an explanation (I think):
zenit.org/article-35663?l=english


#12

I apologize, but I have a question on the exact meaning of the following:

participate in a solemn celebration of the Eucharist …] adding thereto the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form.

How do we add the Profession of Faith? Do we fulfill this condition by praying this formula right after Holy Mass?

Also, how does one give the plenary indulgence for the benefit of a deceased faithful? Do we just let the Beloved know in our own words? Is there a specific prayer?

Thanks!


#13

Say the Nicene or Apostles’ Creed right after Mass.


#14

Or the Athanasian Creed.


#15

:whacky:


#16

For anyone who is interested, my husband and I have started a blog that will go through the entire Catechism during the Year of Faith.

Our website is: dailyloavesandfishes.blogspot.com/

The blog is still under a little bit of construction, but our daily posts have begun, and we have our schedule posted for all to view. Feel free to share our site with anyone you think may benefit from it!

Thank you!


#17

[quote="YoungTradCath, post:13, topic:300870"]
Say the Nicene or Apostles' Creed right after Mass.

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[quote="JGMendes4049, post:14, topic:300870"]
Or the Athanasian Creed.

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Thanks! :thumbsup:

I attended Holy Mass at our Cathedral and the priest was kind enough to actually return after Mass was ended and guide us in praying for the intentions of the Holy Father as well as in the Profession of Faith (the Nicene Creed).


#18

I have the same questions - Could somebody please clarify.:confused:


#19

I have the same questions and looking for an answer. :confused:


#20

As far as I am aware, a Holy Mission is something like a retreat. It is a series of sessions with sermons arranged around a central theme. Our parish held a Lenten Mission on the theme of Christian Identity, and it was hosted by a visiting priest. It was three consecutive days and consisted of an evening Mass plus a homily in depth on the theme. At the close of the mission, the priest led us in praying the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, and a Glory Be for the intentions of the Holy Father, informed us of the indulgence available, and granted us a blessing.

I am fairly sure that your physical attendance is required to qualify for the indulgence. Many indulgences specify that they must be completed in a church or oratory. If in doubt, ask your priest.


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