The Jubilee Indulgence for those living the contemplative life

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Religious Men and Women bound to the cloistered life can obtain the Jubilee Indulgence according to the now usual practices granted for Jubilees.

According to the indications given by the Holy Father’s letter dated 1 September, 2015, and addressed to S.E. Mons. Rino Fisichella, cloistered Religious are among the category of those “for whom, for various reasons it will be impossible to enter the Holy Door”.  Therefore, they will obtain the Jubilee indulgence through a visit to the chapel of their own monastery, along with the profession of faith and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, as well as the usual conditions of sacramental Confession and Eucharistic Communion.

In addition, in the same letter, the Pope expressed this further instruction: “I have asked the Church in this Jubilee Year to rediscover the richness encompassed by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  The experience of mercy, indeed, becomes visible in the witness of concrete signs as Jesus himself taught us.  Each time that one of the faithful personally performs one or more of these actions, he or she will certainly obtain the Jubilee Indulgence”.