As part of the celebrations for the Jubilee year of the 150th anniversary of the Redemptorists receiving the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, the Holy Father Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence.
The indulgence is available to all who make a pilgrimage, between the 27th June 2015 and 27th June 2016, to the Church of St. Alphonsus in Rome or in any Redemptorist church anywhere in the world to venerate the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
The usual conditions for obtaining a plenary indulgence apply i.e. the celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father. The visit should conclude with the recitation of the Our Father, the Creed and prayers to Our Blessed Mother.
Those who because of sickness, old age or some other grave reason are not able to make a pilgrimage may also obtain the plenary indulgence. They do this by associating themselves spiritually with the jubilee celebrations and pilgrimages in a spirit of sorrow for their sins and with the intention of fulfilling the usual conditions. In doing this they should seek the mercy of God, offering their sufferings before a small icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
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