Plenary Indulgences | Partial Indulgences | Norms

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1. Direct, we beseech thee, O Lord (Actiones nostras)

Direct, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions by thy holy inspirations, and carry them on by thy gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always with thee, and through thee be happily ended. Amen.

A partial indulgence is given for the recitation of this prayer.

2. Acts of the Theological Virtues and of Contrition (Actus virtutum theologalium et contritionis)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly, according to any legitimate formula, the acts of the theological virtues faith, hope, charity and of contrition. Each act is indulgenced.

3. Hidden God (Adoro te devote)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this hymn.

4. We have come (Adsumus)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this hymn.

5. To thee, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this prayer.

6. We give thee thanks (Agimus tibi gratias)

We give thee thanks, O Almighty God, for all thy blessings: who livest and reignest for ever and ever. World without end. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this prayer.

7. Angel of God (Angele Dei)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this prayer.

8. The Angel of the Lord (Angelus Domini)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly recite the Angelus in the form appropriate for the time of the year. It is a praiseworthy and pious practice to recite these prayers in the early morning, at noon, and in the evening.

9. Soul of Christ (Anima Christi)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this prayer.

10. Visit to a Cemetery (Coemeterii visitatio)

An indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed.

The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial.

11. Visit to an early Christian Cemetery or Catacomb (Coemeterii veterum christianorum seu catacumbae visitatio)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit one of the early Christian cemeteries or catacombs.

12. Act of Spiritual Communion (Communionis spiritualis actus)

An Act of Spiritual Communion according to any pious formula is enriched with a partial indulgence.

13. I believe in God (Credo in Deum)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who piously recite the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed.

14. Office of the Dead (Defunctorum officium)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who devoutly recite the Divine Office of the Dead.

15. Out of the Depths (De profundis)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who piously recite the psalm Out of the depths (Psalm 129).

16. Christian Doctrine (Doctrina Christiana)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who take part in teaching or in learning Christian doctrine. One who in a spirit of faith and charity teaches Christian doctrine can also gain a partial indulgence.

17. Lord God Almighty (Domine, Deus omnipotens)

Lord, God Almighty, thou hast have brought us safely to the beginning of this day. Defend us today by thy mighty power, that we may not fall into any sin, but that all our words may so proceed and all our thoughts and actions be so directed, as to be always just in thy sight. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this prayer.

18. Hear us (Exaudi nos)

Hear us, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God; and graciously send thy holy angel from heaven to watch over, to cherish, to protect, to abide with, and to defend all who dwell in this house. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly this prayer.

19. Spiritual Exercises (Exercitia spiritualia)

A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who spend at least three whole days in the spiritual exercises of a retreat.

20. Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer -- Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King (Iesu dulcissime, Redemptor)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who piously recite this Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King. A plenary indulgence is granted if it is recite publicly on the feast of our Lord Jesus Christ King.

21. Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this litany.

22. Litany of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this litany.

23. Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this litany.

24. Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this litany.

25. Litany of St. Joseph

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this litany.

26. Litany of the Saints

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this litany.

27. Magnificat (Magnificat)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who piously recite the Canticle of the Magnificat.

28. Mary, Mother of Grace (Maria, Mater gratiae)

Mary, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy, Shield me from the enemy And receive me at the hour of my death.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

29. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary (Memorare, o piissima Virgo Maria)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

30. Have mercy on me (Miserere)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly Psalm 50.

31. Novena Devotions (Novendiales preces)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly take part in the pious exercises of a public novena before the feast of Christmas or Pentecost or the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

32. Little Offices

The following Little Offices are each enriched with a partial indulgence:

the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Joseph.

33. Prayer for Sacerdotal or Religious Vocations (Oratio ad sacerdotales vel religiosas vocationes impetrandas)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite a prayer approved by ecclesiastical Authority for the above intention

34. Mental Prayer (Oratio mentalis)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who piously spend some time in mental prayer.

35. O Sacred Banquet (O sacrum convivium)

O sacred banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of his Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

36. Prayer for Unity of the Church (Pro unitate Ecclesiae oratio)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly a prayer for the unity of the Church.

37. Monthly Recollection (Recollectio menstrua)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who take part in a monthly retreat.

38. Eternal Rest (Requiem aeternam)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly the Requiem asternam. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls in purgatory.

39. May it please thee, O Lord (Retribuere dignare, Domine)

May it please thee, O Lord, to reward with eternal life all those who do good to us for thy Name's sake. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

40. Hail, Holy Queen (Salve, Regina)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly the Hail, Holy Queen.

41. Holy Mary, help the helpless (Sancta Maria, succurre miseris)

Holy Mary, help the helpless, strengthen the fearful, comfort the sorrowful, pray for the people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God; may all who keep thy sacred commemoration experience the might of thine assistance.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

42. Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Sancti Apostoli Petre et Paule)

Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, intercede for us.

Guard thy people, who rely on the patronage of thine apostles Peter and Paul, O Lord, and keep them under thy continual protection. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

43. Veneration of the Saints (Sanctorum cultus)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who, on the feast of any Saint recite in his honor the oration of the Missal, Book of Common Prayer, or any other approved by legitimate Authority.

44. Sign of the Cross (Signum crucis)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly sign themselves with the sign of the cross while saying the customary words: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

45. We fly to thy Patronage (Sub tuum praesidium)

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

46. Come, Holy Ghost (Veni, Sancte Spiritus)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this canticle.

47. Visit this place, O Lord (Visita, quaesumus, Domine)

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let thy holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let thy blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite devoutly this prayer.

 

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