Gain An Indulgence for the Holy Souls

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An indulgence is the remission in the eyes of God of the temporal punishment due to sins that have already been forgiven.

An indulgence may be either partial or plenary. Partial indulgence means that part of the temporal punishment due to our sins is removed. Plenary indulgence means that all the temporal punishment due to our sins is removed.

Conditions that are necessary for one to gain a plenary indulgence as follows:

  1. Be in the state of grace.
  2. Do the prescribed work or pray that an indulgence is attached.
  3. Receive Holy Communion on the day that the work or prayer is done.
  4. Go to Confession at least 20 days before or after you do the work or prayer that the indulgence is attached.
  5. Pray a Hail Mary or Our Father for the Holy Father’s intentions.
  6. Desire to give up all attachment to sin, even the slightest venial sin.

Note: A person can gain a Plenary Indulgence for oneself or for a soul in Purgatory. Also one can only gain one Plenary Indulgence a day. One may gain several Partial Indulgences a during one day.