This year we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mary’s appearing in Fatima. As part of the Jubilee Year, the Holy Father has granted the opportunity for the Catholic faithful to obtain a plenary indulgence under the normal conditions (detachment from sin, confession, communion, and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father) and meeting ONE of the following sets of conditions:

  • Make a pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal, and pray with those there for the indulgence grace.
  • Make a visit to an image or statue of Our Lady of Fatima that is on display for public veneration in any Church, Oratory, or “adequate place” during the anniversary dates of the apparition, on the 13th of each month from May to October, praying an Our Father, the Creed, and invoking the Mother of God for your intention. Making a good confession during the apparition time is recommended.
  • If due to age, illness, or other serious reason are unable to meet either of the above sets of conditions should offer on the days of the apparitions (the 13th of each month from May – October 2017) join “spiritually the jubilee celebrations, offering with confidence to the merciful God through Mary their prayers and pains, or the sacrifices of their own life” in front of an image of Our Lady of Fatima while having repented of all of their sins with the firm intention of carrying out the normal conditions for an indulgence including confession and communion. (For more info on indulgences check the Q & A section)

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