Transcript of Indulgences
Examples Plenary: Indulgence Indulgences The remission in the eyes of God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven. Punishments of Sin Sin has a double consequence: Types of indulgences: Partial indulgence - Church's Treasury Communion of Saints - How to get an indulgence: Can only be obtained through the Church because of the power of binding and loosing granted Her by Christ. Temporal Punishment Eternal Punishment Mortal sins destroys one's relationship with God. This makes one incapable of eternal life in Heaven. This punishment is removed through Reconciliation. All sins show an unhealthy attachment to the world and distorts the image of Christ. This purification allows us to be in perfect communion with God in Heaven. ...or in Purgatory. ...here on Earth. This purification can occur either: These attachments need to be purified and our soul perfected. The unity, in Christ, of all members of the Church, including those in Heaven, Purgatory, and Earth. The holiness of one member of the Communion benefits all the members. Turning to this Communion allows one to be purified of their sins more efficaciously. The inexhaustible exchange of the spiritual goods of the Communion of Saints given power through the merits of Christ. Contains the prayers and good works of Mary, the Saints, and all that follow Christ. Since this almost never happens, most indulgences are partial. To get a plenary indulgence, one must be completely detached from all sin, including venial sins. Dying after reception of a plenary indulgence would go straight to Heaven. Removes all of the temporal punishment due to sin. Removes part of the temporal punishment due to sin. Plenary indulgence - These conditions must be carried out several days preceding or following the prescribed work. Pray for the intentions of the Pope. Receive Eucharistic Communion. Attend the Sacrament of Confession. Perform the prescribed work. Conditions for receiving an indulgence: May be obtained for yourself or for someone who has died. May not be obtained for someone else who is alive. Praying for the dead in a cemetery from Nov. 1 - Nov. 8. Partial: Visiting a Catacomb.Full transcript
Receiving a Papal blessing. Visiting the Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome. Reciting the Nicene or Apostles' Creed. Praying ALL the mysteries of the Rosary as a family. Receiving first Communion. Going on a retreat for three days. Adoration of the Cross on Good Friday. Praying for priestly and religious vocations. Doing a novena before Christmas, Pentecost, or the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Reciting the Magnificat, the Memorare, or the Hail Holy Queen. Reciting an approved litany. Teaching or studying Christian doctrine (such as this class!). Reciting the Angelus and Regina Caeli. Praying the Stations of the Cross.