19 July 2017

Fatima Indulgence Opportunity in Saint Louis

Visitors to the Old Cathedral downtown have three opportunities to procure a plenary indulgence in this Fatima anniversary year by venerating the statue therein of Our Lady of Fatima. 

Specifically, the indulgence is available for those of the faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place, such as the statue in the Old Cathedral, during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October (2017), and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary.

Those seeking an indulgence must also pray an Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima, as well as meet the usual conditions for a plenary indulgence: confession, Holy Communion, complete detachment from sin, and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Or, you could just go to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and beg Mary to spare this guilty world. Either/or.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!


Unknown said...

I have a Lady of Fatima Statue in my home will it work as well for the Indulgence?

thetimman said...

I believe that it requires a statue erected for public veneration. However, don't despair-- whatever partial indulgences may be attached to this private veneration, remember that praying the rosary in a group or family also earns a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions, so every time you pray your family rosary, do it in front of Our Lady's statue.

The announced indulgence is for the act of pilgrimage, which is always good for the soul. God bless.