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The Year of the Priest

by Gianni Valente

Plenary Indulgence every day for priests
To priests, truly repentant, who on any day devoutly recite morning Lauds or Vespers before the Blessed Sacrament, exposed for public worship or reposed in the tabernacle, and who, after the example of Saint Jean-Marie Vianney, offer themselves with ready and generous spirit to the celebration of the sacraments, especially confession, a Plenary Indulgence is mercifully granted which they can also apply to deceased brethren by way of suffrage, if in accordance with the provisions in force, they approach sacramental confession and communion, and if they pray according to the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff".

Plenary Indulgence on set days for all the faithful
To all the faithful, truly repentant, who devoutly attend the divine Sacrifice of the Mass and offer to Jesus Christ the Supreme and Eternal Priest prayers and a good work done on that day for the priests of the Church that He may sanctify them and mold them according to His heart, a Plenary Indulgence is granted, provided they have atoned for their sins by sacramental confession and said prayers in accordance with the intention of the Supreme Pontiff, on the days of the opening and closing of The Year of the Priest, on the day of the 150th anniversary of the pious passage of St Jean-Marie Vianney, on the first Thursday of each month, or on some other days determined by the bishops for the benefit of the faithful".

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