Friday, October 26, 2007

All Soul's Plenary Indulgence

As a reminder, next week is the Commemoration of All Souls. In order to give this to you a bit earlier than last year, the link below has the requirements for obtaining a plenary indulgence (most appropriately for a soul in Purgatory) on All Souls Day. This will help you to get to Confession this Saturday (when most parishes have their Confessions) instead of putting it off until the last minute.
An even better idea would be to encourage your pastor or priest to make extra time for Confessions and to encourage this act. It's not merely a "devotion." If we truly care for our brethren in Purgatory, we should make an effort to help them in any way we can, and other than Mass, this is one of the best ways to help them obtain eternal rest. Feel free to copy the info from the link below.

Plenary Indulgence on All Souls



Ma Beck said...

I know some people who as kids were told that if you entered a church on 11/2 and said an Ave, a Pater, and a Glory Be, it would release a soul from Purgatory.
But the deal was, you couldn't just sit in there and say a hundred of each prayer - you had to exit and reenter for each soul.
Have you ever heard of this?
I know this is goofy and childish, but I DO seem to recall hearing something about releasing souls from Purgatory on 11/2. I just can't remember the details.

Ma Beck said...

Doesn't visiting a cemetery on 11/2 also come with an indulgence?

Ma Beck said...

Nevermind - I couldn't get the link to work at first but now it is.
Thanks for the info!

Roman Sacristan said...

On the first post, no, you can only obtain one plenary indulgence a day. However, that shouldn't stop you from praying for the poor souls. You can always get partial indulgences, and maybe those will help free souls too.

As to the second post, yes, it also applies to visiting a cemetary.