November: Month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory

11-01-2020Monthly Devotions

Christian Charity moves us to pray and offer sacrifices for our family members, friends and benefactors who may still be in Purgatory before they enter the Beatific Vision of God in heaven.

A plenary indulgence may be gained for the Holy Souls by

  1. Every day in the month of November, if one makes a visit to a church and recites the Our Father and the Apostles Creed and fulfill the ordinary requirements of Confessions, Communion, prayer for the pope’s intention, and give up all attachment to sin, even the slightest venial sins. (See requirements below)
  2. Everyday in the month of November, a plenary indulgence may be granted for the dead, if the Christian faithful devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the dead. And also fulfill the ordinary requirements for a plenary indulgence. (See requirements below)
  3. The Vatican also said that, because of the health emergency, the elderly, the sick, and others who cannot leave the house for serious reasons can participate in the indulgence from home by reciting prayers for the deceased before an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary. (These people must have the intention of fulfilling the ordinary conditions as soon as possible. See requirements below)