Did you know Pope Francis has granted ways for you to receive a full indulgence throughout this anniversary year of the Fatima apparitions?
In addition to the usual conditions*, you can:
- Make a pilgrimage to the Fatima shrine in Portugal
- Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima anywhere in the world
- And for the elderly and infirm – These individuals can pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017.
A plenary indulgence means that by the merits of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the full remission of the temporal punishment due to sacramentally forgiven sins is obtained. The person becomes as if just baptized and would fly immediately to heaven if he died in that instant. A partial indulgence means that a portion of the temporal punishment due to forgiven sin is remitted. Partial indulgences are received either by doing some act to which a partial indulgence is attached (e.g. praying a partially indulgenced prayer), or by the incomplete fulfillment of the conditions attached to a plenary indulgence.
* For the “usual conditions” and a different explanation of indulgences, click over here.