Friday, July 21, 2017
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2017 Fatima Indulgence

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017.

There are three ways of obtaining the indulgence, one of which is to pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

There is an Our Lady of Fatima statue in the Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island studios of Spirit Catholic Radio. We're inviting all people to stop by between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, July 13, Wednesday, September 13 and/or Friday, October 13.

How to Obtain the Plenary Indulgence

Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima

This applies to “the pious faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October (2017), and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary.”

Regarding this second way, the rector of the Fatima Shrine told CNA that the visit to the statue of the Virgin, “does not necessarily have to be only at Fatima or exclusively in Portugal,” but can be done anywhere in the world.

Those seeking an indulgence must also pray an Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.

To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

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To learn about the other two ways to obtain the plenary indulgence, click here.