Wednesday, July 30, 2008

St. Francis and the Portiuncula Indulgence

From Spirit Daily, a story by Susan Tassone about St. Francis and a promise he received from Jesus in response to his faithfulness and zealousness for the good of all souls. Click here to read about this little known and special indulgence.

An indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven.

The date was set from vespers of the first of August until sundown on the second of August, the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels.

It is said that St. Francis was given this day by Our Lord because the Feast of the Chains of St. Peter celebrated on August first is the day Peter was released from prison and his chains removed. This is an extraordinary demonstration of God’s mercy in removing the chains of sin from those who devoutly and faithfully seek to gain the indulgence by completing its requirements.

The conditions to obtain the Plenary Indulgence of the Forgiveness of Assisi is (for oneself or for a departed soul) as follows:
-- Sacramental Confession to be in God’s grace (during eight days before or after.)
-- Participation in the Holy Mass and Eucharist
-- Recitation of The Apostles Creed, Our Father and a prayer for the Pope’s Intention.

1 comment:

Moody said...

I didn't know that you were back to blogging! I'll put you in my Google Reader now and keep tabs on you! We 44 year olds have to stick together, after all!