ABOUTPRAYERSPUBLICATIONSLIBRARY MULTIMEDIA CONTACTS ARCHIVE
This list is a convenient compilation of all the ways to obtain a plenary indulgence.
Note that in addition to the described work, obtaining a plenary indulgence also
has the following conditions (see Norms
which are summarized below):
- Sacramental confession. A single sacramental confession suffices for
gaining several plenary indulgences; but Communion must be received and
prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff must be recited for the
gaining of each plenary indulgence.
- Eucharistic Communion.
- Prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. The condition of praying for the intention of the Sovereign
Pontiff is fully satisfied by reciting one Our Father and one Hail Mary; nevertheless,
each one is free to recite any other prayer according to his piety and devotion.
- It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent. If the latter disposition is in any way less than perfect or if the prescribed three
conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence will be partial only, saving the provisions
given in Norms 34 and 35.
Obtainable any time any place
Obtainable on special occasions
Obtainable on special days
Obtainable on special days at special places
Obtainable on special occasions in one's life