The Pardon of Assisi


On August 2nd, we celebrate the Indulgence of the Porziuncola also known as the pardon of Assisi.

What does this mean? How did it begin? And how important is it for us today?

On August 2nd, the anniversary of the consecration of the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, any person who devoutly visits any Franciscan Church or a Parish Church will obtain a plenary indulgence on the following four conditions:

  • That one has sincerely repented from one’s sins,
  • That one participates at Mass and receives Holy Communion,
  • That one confesses one’s sins to a priest and receives absolution in the days preceding or following the day of commemoration,
  • That one recites the Creed and prays for the intentions of the Pope.

Today, the plenary indulgence is obtainable every day of the year at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Assisi but only on August 2nd for all Franciscan Churches, oratories and all Parish Churches in the world.

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