Plenary Indulgence, Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Today, on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, is one of the days you can receive a plenary indulgence.
More on plenary indulgences:
By decree of the Vatican, the Portiuncula is designated a site of holy pilgrimage, and the fiathful can receive a plenary indulgence on five occasions throughout the year. To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful should devoutly visit the Portiuncula Chapel, where they pray for the intentions of the Holy Father including the Our Father and the Creed, in addition to meeting the Usual Conditions:
- the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin;
- have made a sacramental confession; and
- have received the Holy Eucharist.
These must be completed within 7 to 10 days before or after the visit to the Portiuncula.
The days on which the plenary indulgence may be obtained are:
- August 2, the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula;
- October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi;
- January 22, the dedication of the Tomb of the Unborn Child located next to the Portiuncula; and
- On any day during the year of a person’s choosing; or
- While completing a “holy pilgrimage” to the Portiuncula with a group.