CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE KILMYSHALL
INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE CENTENNIAL
THE APPARATIONS OF OUR LADY IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th November 2016 until 26th November 2017. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal (See below).
To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfil the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
1. Make a pilgrimage to the Shrine in Fatima, Portugal.
To the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration of prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
2. Pray before a statute of Our Lady of Fatima
To the faithful who visit with devotion a statute of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any Church, Oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honour of the Virgin Mary. In addition , the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
3. The Elderly and Infirm
To the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statute of Our Lady of Fatima and must unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayer and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives”.