Pope to grant Plenary Indulgences on World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly – Vatican News

Pope to grant Plenary Indulgences on World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly On the occasion of the First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis grants Plenary Indulgences to grandparents, the elderly and all the faithful who participate “motivated by a true spirit of penance and charity.” By Vatican News staff writer In a note released on Tuesday, The Apostolic Penitentiary explains that “in order to increase the devotion of the faithful and for the salvation of souls,” grandparents, the elderly and the faithful will be able to obtain a Plenary Indulgence on the First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly to be celebrated on 25 July 2021. The note says that the Pope has granted this possibility after having listened to the request presented by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, marking the establishment of the World Day that will be observed every year on the fourth Sunday of the month of July. READ ALSO Pope to the elderly: God sends his angels to console your loneliness During solemn celebrations The Plenary Indulgence will be granted under the usual conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer, according to...

Padre Pio, Purgatory, & Plenary Indulgences for the Holy Souls

Some friars who lived in San Giovanni Rotondo with Padre Pio once heard a mysterious sound coming from the friary. It sounded, one of the friars said, like “voices singing in beautiful harmony.” No one could find the source. Padre Pio was deep in prayer at the time, and someone approached him to ask if […] Source: Padre Pio, Purgatory, & Plenary Indulgences for the Holy...

Vaticano facilita la obtención de la indulgencia plenaria en el día de los Fieles Difuntos

La Santa Sede ha decidido que, en aquellos lugares donde las medidas adoptadas para evitar los contagios de coronavirus dificulten la asistencia a los cementerios, se amplíe a todo el mes de noviembre las indulgencias plenarias para los fieles difuntos con motivo del día de Todos los Fieles Difuntos, 2 de noviembre. Source: Vaticano facilita la obtención de la indulgencia plenaria en el día de los Fieles...

How to Pray with Pope Francis Today 3/27/2020: Live 1PM Eastern Time

How to pray with the Pope on Friday Join Pope Francis in prayer and receive his extraordinary “Urbi et orbi” blessing and plenary indulgence on Friday at 6pm Rome time. By Linda Bordoni Faithful across the world are invited to join Pope Francis spiritually in prayer on Friday, 27 March at 6 pm Rome time. The initiative was announced by Pope Francis on Sunday during the Angelus when he said “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the means of communication”. It follows Wednesday’s live-streamed ceremony during which Christians of all denominations were able to join the Holy Father in praying the “Our Father” in this time of global crisis and fear due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing The Director of the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the moment of prayer on Friday will be broadcast live from the Vatican, beginning at 6 pm Rome time. He noted that the plenary indulgence attached to the Urbi et orbi blessing is subject to the conditions foreseen by the recent Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary.  Pope Francis will pray before an empty Square from the sagrato of St. Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately...