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Nice easy plenary indulgence. 

Quote:Towards the end of this week…on August 1st to be exact, the Feast of St. Peter in Chains will be celebrated. As many of you know, St. Peter was unjustly imprisoned and put in chains, but we celebrate the fact that an angel delivered him from captivity, with his chains literally falling off of him, as well as being provided an easy exit from prison unto freedom. How appropriate, then, that our dearest Lord would use this great feast to introduce, through St. Francis of Assisi, a most wonderful plenary indulgence that, connected with confession, would free men from the chains and prison of their eternal and temporal debts due to sin that would occur on August 2, the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels. It is called the Portiuncula Indulgence and it was and is the first plenary indulgence that was ever granted in the Church. There were indeed indulgences at all times, but they were only partial…that is only a partial removal of the temporal punishments due to sin that could be obtained by the members of the Church. But for him who gains the Portiuncula Indulgence…he is freed from all temporal punishments and becomes as pure and unchained as he was after holy baptism. So zealous for the salvation of souls was St. Francis, that he boldly sought an excess of mercy for us criminals from our Lord and from the Roman Pontiff, for as St. Francis stated: O my Brothers and Sisters, I want you all to go to Heaven!


(07-30-2019, 04:48 PM)SeekSalvation Wrote: [ -> ]Nice easy plenary indulgence. 

Quote:Towards the end of this week…on August 1st to be exact, the Feast of St. Peter in Chains will be celebrated.

Not in most places, since it was deleted from the 1962 calendar as duplicative of the 29 June feast.
(07-30-2019, 08:51 PM)Paul Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-30-2019, 04:48 PM)SeekSalvation Wrote: [ -> ]Nice easy plenary indulgence. 

Quote:Towards the end of this week…on August 1st to be exact, the Feast of St. Peter in Chains will be celebrated.

Not in most places, since it was deleted from the 1962 calendar as duplicative of the 29 June feast.

The Mass still exists in the Pro Aliquibus Locis section of the Missal, and given it is a Commemoration of the Holy Maccabees, a priest could still use the old Mass. It's just not a feast day any longer, so the Breviary is of the Feria.

Interestingly enough the reason that St Peter in Chains and the Maccabees are connected is that at the Church of St Peter in Chains in Rome under the main altar is the sarcophagus containing the relics of the Maccabees. One of the few examples of Old Testament Saints being commemorated in New Testament liturgy.
Yet another weakness in the 1962 rite.
Today is the day. Go receive this great plenary indulgence.

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