Portiucula Indulgence

August 2nd Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula

Our Seraphic Father Francis, in keeping with his special love for the Blessed Virgin, was especially fond of the chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels known as the Portiucula (little portion). It was here in the designs of Divine Providence that he started the Order of Friars Minor, inaugurated the Order of the Poor Clares, and brought his sojourn to its end. In this chapel, according to tradition, our Holy Father obtained the famous indulgence which the Supreme Pontiffs confirmed and extended to many other churches. On account of the any blessings conferred here, the celebration of a liturgical feast was granted for this day, which marks the anniversary of the dedication of this chapel.


Portiuncula Indulgence

A plenary indulgence can be gained by the faithful (also applicable to Poor Souls) from noon of August 1st until midnight closing August 2nd.
Personal conditions: Confession, Communion, and a visit to a church or chapel (this Poor Clare Monastery) enriched with this privilege, one Our Father, and the Creed for the intention of the Holy Father and some other prayer, even and ejaculation.


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