Plenary Indulgence of 2 November
The Plenary Indulgence of 2 November, established on the occasion of the Commemoration of all the deceased faithful for those who piously visit a church or oratory and recite the “Our Father” and the “Creed” there, may be transferred not only to the preceding or following Sunday or to the day of the Solemnity of All Saints, but also to another day of the month of November, freely chosen by the individual faithful.
It is recommended that one should try to fulfil the usual conditions for gaining a plenary indulgence:
- Go to Confession
- Receive Holy Communion
- Pray for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father, and Hail Mary or any other prayer of one’s choice).
1 — 8 November (or other days in November, this year)
The Plenary Indulgence for those who visit a cemetery and pray for the deceased, even if only mentally, normally established only for the individual days from 1 to 8 November, may be transferred to other days of the same month, until its end. These days, freely chosen by the individual faithful, may also be separate from each other;
The above conditions regarding Confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Pope’s intentions apply also for this.
What is an Indulgence?
“An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints” (Paul VI, Apostolic Constitution, Indulgentiarum doctrina, Norm 1).
“An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin” (Indulgentiarum doctrina, Norm 2; Cf. Norm 3). The faithful can gain Indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead (Code of Canon Law, can. 994).
From Catechism of the Catholic Church, no 1471
For more detail on indulgences and how to gain them, see: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/indulgc.php.
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