Plenary Indulgences

A plenary indulgence (the remission of temporal punishment du to sin) is granted to the faithful who, with a spirit detached from any sin, fulfill the usual conditions of sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the Pope’s intention and who, during the Year of Saint Joseph…

* Meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Lord’s Prayer, or take part in a Spiritual Retreat of at least one day that includes a meditation on St. Joseph.
* Following St. Joseph’s example, perform a spiritual work of mercy or corporal work of mercy.
* Recite the Holy rosary as a family or as an engaged couple.
* Entrust your daily activity to the protection of St. Joseph and invoke the intercession of St. Joseph so that those seeking work can find dignifying work.
* Recite the Litany to St. Joseph fo the persecuted Church ad intra and ad extra and for the relief of all Christians suffering all forms of persecution.
* Recite any legitimately approved prayer or act of piety (any form of worship, act of charity, family prayer) in honor of St. Joseph on the Feast of the Holy Family, on March 19, on May 1st , on the 19th of each month and every Wednesday.

For the Sick, Hospitalized, and Homebound
Amid the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, the gift of the plenary indulgence is also extended to the sick , the elderly, the dying, and all those who for legitimate reasons are unable to leave their homes. They too can obtain the plenary indulgence if they are detached from any sin and have the intention of fulfilling, as soon as possible, the three usual conditions and recite an act of piety in honor of St. Joseph, offering to God the pains and hardships of their lives.