Devotions: February 2005 Archives

Get your indulgences here!


On Christmas Day, Cardinal Stafford announced the Holy Father's grant of indulgences in connection with the Year of the Eucharist:

1. A Plenary Indulgence is granted to each and every member of the faithful under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayers for the Supreme Pontiff's intentions, in a spirit of total detachment from any inclination to sin), every time they take part, taking care to do so with pious attention, in a sacred liturgy or pious practice in honour of the Most Blessed Sacrament, solemnly exposed or preserved in the tabernacle.

2. A Plenary Indulgence is also granted to the clergy, members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and to the other faithful bound by law to recite the Liturgy of the Hours, as well as those who are accustomed to praying the Divine Office for pure devotion, every time, at the end of the day, when they recite Vespers and Compline before the Lord present in the tabernacle, either in community or privately.

More information is available in the decree.

The Latin version looks a little sloppy on the Vatican website. Are venerazioni, exspositum and Tabernacolo proper Latin? And is "sacred liturgy" a proper translation of sacrae functioni? Where is Reginald Foster? What have they done with him?

1. Omnibus et singulis christifidelibus Plenaria Indulgentia conceditur, suetis sub condicionibus (nempe sacramentalis Confessionis, eucharisticae Communionis et Orationis ad mentem Summi Pontificis, animo quidem omnino elongato ab affectu erga quodcumque peccatum), si cui sacrae functioni vel pio exercitio in honorem SS.mi Sacramenti, sive sollemniter expositi sive in Tabernaculo adservati peractis, attente ac religiose interfuerint.

2. Clericis insuper, sodalibus Institutorum Vitae consecratae et Societatum Vitae apostolicae, aliisque christifidelibus qui lege ad Liturgiae Horarum recitationem adstringuntur, vel qui sola devotione Divinum Officium recitare solent, Indulgentia Plenaria conceditur sub enuntiatis condicionibus quotiescumque, declinante die, sive in communi sive privatim, Vesperas et Completorium ante SS.mum Sacramentum venerazioni fidelium exspositum aut in Tabernacolo adservatum, pie persolverint.

What? Who?

On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak

John Schultz

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