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10 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2008 - 8:39AM #1
Mysty101
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Dear Friends,

[QUOTE]A special plenary indulgence has been authorised by Pope Benedict to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance to St Bernadette at Lourdes............
Catholics can receive the indulgence during two time frames.
Pilgrims visiting the Massabielle grotto, where Mary appeared to St Bernadette,
during the Lourdes jubilee year, which runs for a year from  December 8th the feast of the Immaculate Conception
Pilgrims who visit any public sanctuary, shrine or other worthy place dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes may receive the indulgence between for nine days from 2 February.[/QUOTE]
   [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Lourdes Jubilee Indulgence[/COLOR]

The decree concludes by recalling that faithful who "through sickness, old age or other legitimate reason are unable to leave their homes, may still obtain the plenary indulgence [...] if, with the soul completely removed from attachment to any form of sin and with the intention of observing, as soon as they can, the usual three conditions, on the days Feb. 2-11, 2008, in their hearts they spiritually visit the above-mentioned places and recite those prayers, trustingly offering to God, through Mary, the sickness and discomforts of their lives."

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]We will be praying a novena here starting Feb 2 .  The requirements for the indulgence is only one "visit", but this will be a time of much prayer and devotion to our Blessed Mother.[/COLOR]

Other conditions

[QUOTE]The decree continues: "Benedict XVI has decided to concede the gift of plenary indulgence to the faithful under the usual conditions -- sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer in keeping with the intentions of the Holy Father -- in the following way:

"If between Dec. 8, 2007, and Dec. 8, 2008, they visit, preferably in the order suggested: (1) the parish baptistery used for the baptism of Bernadette, (2) the Soubirous family home, known as the 'cachot,' (3) the Grotto of Massabielle, (4) the chapel of the hospice where Bernadette received first Communion, and on each occasion they pause for an appropriate length of time in prayer and with pious meditations, concluding with the recital of the Our Father, the Profession of Faith, [...] and the jubilee prayer or other Marian invocation.

"If between Feb. 2, 2008, [...] and Feb. 11, 2008, feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes and 150th anniversary of the apparition, they visit, in any church, grotto or decorous place, the blessed image of that same Virgin of Lourdes, solemnly exposed for public veneration, and before the image participate in a pious exercise of Marian devotion, or at least pause for an appropriate space of time in prayer and with pious meditations, concluding with the recital of the Our Father, the Profession of Faith, [...] and the invocation of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

The decree concludes by recalling that faithful who "through sickness, old age or other legitimate reason are unable to leave their homes, may still obtain the plenary indulgence [...] if, with the soul completely removed from attachment to any form of sin and with the intention of observing, as soon as they can, the usual three conditions, on the days Feb. 2-11, 2008, in their hearts they spiritually visit the above-mentioned places and recite those prayers, trustingly offering to God, through Mary, the sickness and discomforts of their lives."[/QUOTE]

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Love & Prayers,

SuZ[/COLOR]
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10 years ago  ::  Feb 03, 2008 - 8:24AM #2
Mysty101
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HI,

I have posted a Novena, but you could say other prayers, if you wish.

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Other Novenas here------->[/COLOR]

SuZ
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10 years ago  ::  Feb 03, 2008 - 8:24AM #3
Mysty101
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HI,

I have posted a Novena, but you could say other prayers, if you wish.

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Other Novenas here------->[/COLOR]

SuZ
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