Friday, February 08, 2008
This was news to me: In his address on Feb. 3, Pope Benedict XVI said that until Feb. 11: "It is possible to receive [a] plenary indulgence, which may be applied to the deceased, under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer in keeping with the intentions of the Holy Father) and by praying before a blessed image of Our Lady of Lourdes exposed to public veneration. For the sick and elderly this is possible if they formulate such a desire in their hearts."
Here's a lovely image from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Wyandotte, Michigan.
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 5:24 PM