Pilgrimages
Rome:

Pious pilgrimage to one of the four patriarchal basilicas (Saint Peterís, Most Holy Saviour at the Lateran, Saint Mary Major and Saint Paul on the Ostian Way, also known as Outside the Walls) or one of four additional places in Rome (the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, the Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Campo Verano, the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love, and the Christian Catacombs).

  1. take part devoutly in Holy Mass or another liturgical celebration such as Lauds or Vespers, or, 
  2. make some pious exercise (e.g., the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, the recitation of the Akathistos Hymn in honor of the Mother of God), or, 
  3. as a group or individually, spend some time in Eucharistic adoration and pious mediations, ending with the "Our Father", the profession of faith in any approved form, and prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Holy Land:

Visit the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, or the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem or the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

  1. take part devoutly in Holy Mass or another liturgical celebration such as Lauds or Vespers, or, 
  2. make some pious exercise (e.g., the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, the recitation of the Akathistos Hymn in honor of the Mother of God), or, 
  3. as a group or individually, spend some time in Eucharistic adoration and pious mediations, ending with the "Our Father", the profession of faith in any approved form, and prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Local Dioceses
and other Ecclesiastical Territories:

Make a sacred pilgrimage to the Cathedral Church or to other Churches or places designated by the Ordinary (the bishop, apostolic administrator or other):

  1. assist devoutly at a liturgical celebration, or,
  2. other pious exercise, such as those mentioned above for the City of Rome, or,
  3. as a group or individually, the Cathedral Church or a Shrine designated by the Ordinary, and there spend some time in pious meditation, ending with the "Our Father", the profession of faith in any approved form, and prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
General Conditions: The following conditions must be fulfilled whenever we seek to gain a Plenary Indulgence (complete remission of the temporal punishment due to sin). These general conditions are in addition to the specific conditions of the indulgenced work (e.g. a pilgrimage).
  1. Be Baptized and not excommunicated
  2. A subject of the one granting the indulgence. (Since it is the Pope granting the Jubilee Indulgence all Catholics of any Rite meet this condition.)
  3. Be in the State of Grace, at least at the end of doing the indulgenced work.
  4. Have at least a General Intention to gain the indulgence. (This can be fulfilled by making a general intention at the beginning of the day to gain the indulgences for which one is eligible that day, or, by making a specific intention at the time of doing the indulgenced work.)
  5. Do the Prescribed Work. (This is the pilgrimage, charity, penitence, etc., and any conditions associated the specific indulgenced work.)
  6. Sacramental Confession, several days before or after the indulgenced work. In a Feb. 2000 document on Indulgences the Apostolic Penitentiary stated that the allowable time should be considered to be "about 20 days." One confession suffices for several plenary indulgences. 
  7. Communion, several days before or after (to "about 20 days"), but is most fittingly received on the day that the work is done. A unique Communion is necessary for each plenary indulgence.
  8. Prayers for the Intentions of the Pope (such as a Creed, or an Our Father and Hail Mary, though no particular prayer is prescribed). These prayers may be made several days before or after, but are most fittingly made on the day the work is done.
  9. Detachment from all sin, even venial sin. Incomplete detachment from sin would result in the receipt of only a partial indulgence for that work. It is this disposition to renounce all attachment to our sins which opens our heart to the receipt of the full remission of the temporal guilt of sin, which God  desires to grant us through the Church.

 

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