Monday, August 1, 2011

AUGUST 2ND - THE FEAST OF THE PORTIUNCULA

From vespers on August 1st until sundown on August 2nd
The Portiuncula Indulgence is the first plenary indulgence ever granted in the Roman Catholic Church. One who gains the Portiuncula Indulgence is freed from all temporal punishments and becomes as pure as after Baptism.

(It was Pope Honorius who granted the petition of St. Francis of Assisi and confirmed this plenary indulgence.)

The conditions to obtain the Plenary Indulgence of the Forgiveness of Assisi -- for oneself or for a departed soul -- are as follows:

1) Sacramental Confession to be in God’s grace (8 days before or after).

2) Participation in the Holy Mass and Eucharist (August 2nd).

3) Recitation of The Apostles Creed, Our Father, and a prayer for the Pope’s Intentions (after Mass).


The Portiuncula Indulgence is a grace not to be missed,
not only for you but for the many suffering souls in Purgatory.

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