Rosary Indulgences

Rosary Indulgences

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Indulgence is defined by the Church as remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints.

An indulgence can be plenary or partial, read more about indulgence here…

The Rosary Indulgences

A Plenary Indulgence…
may be gained (under the usual conditions) when the Rosary is prayed in Church, in a family group or in a religious community. Also:

* Five (5) decades of the Rosary must be prayed continuously.
* The prayers of the Rosary must be prayed vocally and one must meditate upon the Mysteries of the Rosary.
* If the recitation of the Rosary is public, the Mysteries of the Rosary must be announced.

A Partial Indulgence…

One may gain a partial indulgence for the Rosary’s recitation in whole or in part in other circumstances.

A Plenary Indulgence…
can be gained only once a day (except by those who are in danger of death.)

* to gain a plenary indulgence one must perform the indulgenced act. Three other conditions must be fulfilled:

A. A sacramental confession
B. Eucharistic Communion
C. Prayers for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory be)

In addition, one must be free of all attachments to sin, even venial sin. If this complete integrity is not present or if the above conditions are not fulfilled the indulgence is only partial. Both a plenary and partial indulgence may be applied to the dead.

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