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2nd November: All Souls

2nd November:    All Souls

Traditionally, on this day & especially during all of November, we visit a church or graveyard to pray for our dead.

Norms for Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls

From 12 noon on Nov 1st to midnight on Nov 2nd all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father & Holy Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice), can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father & the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.  Confession may be made any time within the week preceding or the week following Nov 1.

The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from Nov 1st to 8th.  The conditions mentioned above, apply also for this.