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Year of Consecrated Life Indulgence

See Busted Halo "indulgence" expanation below

Vatican City, 28 November 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father, on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life, will concede plenary indulgences, with the customary conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer in keeping with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff) to all members of the institutes of consecrated life and other truly repentant faithful moved by a spirit of charity, starting from the first Sunday of Advent this year until 2 February 2016, the day of the closure of the Year of Consecrated Life. The indulgence may also be offered for departed souls in Purgatory.

Indulgence may be obtained:

In Rome, in participation in the international meetings and celebrations established in the calendar of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, and pious reflection on for a suitable period of time, concluding with the Lord's Prayer, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate approved form, and invocations of the Virgin Mary;

In all the particular Churches, during the days devoted to consecrated life in the diocese, and during diocesan celebrations organised for the Year of Consecrated Life, by visiting the cathedral or another sacred place designated with the consent of the Ordinary of the place, or a convent church or oratory of a cloistered monastery, and publicly reciting the Liturgy of the Hours or through a suitable period of time of devout reflection, concluding with the Lord's Prayer, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate approved form, and pious invocations of the Virgin Mary.

NOTE:  IN THE DIOCESE OF HONOLULU, the following sacred sites are designated for obtaining the plenary indulgence:


  • The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu (especially with veneration of the relics of St. Marianne Cope, O.S.F. and St. Damien DeVeuster, SS.CC.)
  • St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Kauai
  • St. Anthony Church, Wailuku, Maui
  • Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai
  • St. Joseph Church, Kamalo, Molokai
  • St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa, Molokai
  • St. Philomena Church, Kalawao, Molokai
  • Annunciation Church, Waimea, Hawaii (from 11/30/14 until the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Kailua-Kona; thereafter at St. Michael Church)
  • St. Joseph Church, Hilo, Hawaii

Members of the Institutes of Consecrated Life who, on account of ill health or other serious reasons are prevented from visiting these sacred places, may nonetheless receive Plenary Indulgence if, completely detached from any type of sin and with the intention of being able to fulfill the three usual conditions as soon as possible, devoutly carry out the spiritual visit and offer their illness and the hardships of their life to God the merciful through Mary, with the addition of the prayers as above.

To facilitate this access to divine grace by means of pastoral charity, the Apostolic Penitentiary Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, who signed the decree, asks that the canons, members of the Chapter, the priests of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and all others able to hear confessions offer themselves willingly and generously to the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and regularly administer Holy Communion to the sick.

What Are Indulgences? Explanation from Busted Halo.

Holy Father's Prayer Intentions: