Friday, November 2, 2007

November- month of the Holy Souls

"Toties Quoties" Indulgence:

From noon on November 1 to midnight on November 2, the Catholic faithful, as often as they visit a church to pray for the dead, reciting six times during each visit the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of the Church, may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in Purgatory under the usual conditions, i.e. Confession (within a week before or after) and Holy Communion (within the day before or up to a week after). This plenary indulgence may also be gained from noon on the following Saturday to midnight on the following Sunday, but by those who did not gain it on the preceding November 1 and 2.

Indulgences for the Month of November:

•Those who, within the octave of Alll Souls Day, visit the cemetery in a spirit of piety and devotion and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions (Confession, Communion, and an Our Father and a Hail Mary for the intentions of the Church) on each day of the octave, applicable only to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

•Those who take part in the daily public prayers for the faithful departed at least 15 times during the month of November may gain a plenarry indulgence under the usual conditions. An indulgence of three years may be gained each day that one recites these prayers.

Indulgences during Other Times of the Year:

•The Catholic faithful who devoutly offer daily prayers for the souls of the faithful departed for seven or nine consecutive dayus may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions. An indulgence of three years may be gained each day that one recites thes prayers.

•Those who visit the cemetery and pray for the departed may gain an indulgence of seven years on any day of the year, applicable only to the departed.

Catholic Teaching on Indulgences:
An indulgence is the remission granted by the Church of the temporal punishment due to sins already forgiven. There are two kinds of indulgences, plenary and partial. A plenary indulgence is the remission of ALL the temporal punishment due to our sins. A partial indulgence is the remission of PART of the temporal punishment due to our sins. The Church by means of indulgences remits the temporal punishment due to sin by applying to us from her spiritual treasury part of the infinite satisfaction of Jesus Christ and of the superabundant satisfaction of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of the saints. To gain an indulgence for ourselves we must be in the state of grace, have at least a general intention of gaining the indulgence, and perform the works required by the Church. We cannot gain indulgences for other living persons, but we can gain them for the souls in Purgatory, since the Church makes most indulgences applicable ot them.

1 comment:

gallicman1 said...

Great work. Praise God