Plenary Indulgence and "Toties Quoties"
A plenary indulgence can be acquired once only in the course of a day applicable to the Souls in Purgatory..
But one can obtain the plenary indulgence for the moment of death, even if another plenary indulgence had already been acquired on the same day.

To acquire a plenary indulgence it is necessary to perform the work to which the indulgence is attached and to fulfill the following three conditions:

  1. sacramental confession,
  2. Eucharistic Communion,
  3. Perform the work prescribed (for All Souls Day, to visit a  Church, Oratory or Cemetary)
  4. prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.

It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent.

If the latter disposition is in any way less than perfect or if the prescribed three conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence will be partial only, saving the provisions given below in Norm 34 and in Norm 35 concerning those who are "impeded."
The three conditions may be fulfilled several days before or after the performance of the prescribed work; it is, however, fitting that Communion be received and the prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff be said on the same day the work is performed.

A single sacramental confession suffices for gaining several plenary indulgences; but Communion must be received and prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff must be recited for the gaining of each plenary indulgence.
The condition of praying for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff is fully satisfied by reciting one Our Father and one Hail Mary; nevertheless, each one is free to recite any other prayer according to his piety and devotion.

The norms regarding plenary indulgences, particularly the one stated above in Norm 24, 1, apply also to what up to now have been customarily called "toties quoties" ["as often as"] plenary indulgences.

From the Enchindron of Indulgences

November 2 -- All Souls' Day, the indulgence of toties quoties (that is "as  often as"), may be gained as often as one wishes, applicable to the souls in purgatory.. The traditional practice is to  gain the release of the holy souls by the "toties quoties" indulgence:  visit a Church and/or cemetery, say your usual prayers for the poor  souls, leave the Church, then come back and repeat as often as you  like. As often as this is done, the indulgence is gained and applied.  But then also, there's the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which should be  offered regularly, at least twice a month, with the intention (at  least) of applying it to the most forsaken soul who has nobody to pray  for it. Lastly, make the Heroic Act of Charity (consign all your good  works, merits and indulgences in the hands of the Blessed Mother in  favor of the Holy Souls), or renew it this day.

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Plenary Indulgence and "Toties Quoties" - by Vincentius - 11-01-2011, 11:22 AM

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