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Changes in 2020 - Plenary Indulgence Reminders for the first full week in November (November 1st-8th) now available throughout the month - (Enchiridion Indulgentiarum)

Below, you will find our usual post about the plenary indulgences available for the first week in November.

This year, however, the Major Penitentiary has decreed an important change, due to the ongoing pandemic: instead of being limited to November 1st-8th, the faithful can transfer the possibility of achieving indulgences for the faithful departed to any particular day during the whole month of November, for the same total of eight days, but not necessarily contiguous days.

May you have a blessed November praying for your departed kin and friends.


Canon Alonso Lobo
Libera me, Domine (Resp. Off. Def.)

There are several plenary indulgences available for the first week in November [this year, any 8 days throughout the month], beginning on November 1st, All Saints Day. They are the following:
For the faithful departed 
§ 1. A plenary indulgence, applied exclusively to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the Christian faithful who:

1° on each single day, from the first to the eighth day in November, devoutly visit a cemetery and, even if only mentally, pray for the faithful departed; [Note: one plenary indulgence for each day, if the usual conditions are met]

2° on the day of Commemoration of All Faithful Departed [November 2] (or, according to the Ordinary, on the preceding or subsequent Sunday, or on the day of the solemnity of All Saints) piously visit a church or oratory and there recite the Pater and the Credo

(Reference: Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, 4th edition, al. concessiones.)