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Visit your grandma, get an indulgence


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Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 06/24/21

Here's how and when a check-in with the grandparents can bring extraordinary grace.

Grandparents, the elderly and the faithful will be able to obtain a Plenary Indulgence on the 1st World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, to be celebrated on July 25.

The Plenary Indulgence will be granted under the usual conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff during the solemn celebration he will preside over in St. Peter’s Basilica or at the various functions that will be held throughout the world to celebrate the World Day.

See more about these requirements below:

Visiting elderly in need

This Court of Mercy also grants the Plenary Indulgence on this same day to the faithful who devote adequate time to visiting (actually or virtually) their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty (such as the sick, the abandoned, the disabled and other similar cases).

The Plenary Indulgence may also be granted to those who are unable to leave their homes for serious reasons and “unite themselves spiritually to the sacred functions of the World Day, offering to the Merciful God their prayers, pains or sufferings of their lives, especially during the transmission [of the celebrations], through the means of television and radio, but also through the new means of social communication.”

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