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.


Anonymous said...

If I pray before the image on your blog does that count. Please reply before I run to confession.

Sister Anne said...

Nice has to be a "blessed" image. Now, if Fr. Fred in Georgia would do us the favor of blessing this across cyberspace???

Anonymous said...

I should have known better than to try to match wits with a National Merit Scholar.