Think about indulgences. Think about them all the time.
Even as I reminded you that you can obtain indulgences, under the usual conditions, during this week following All Saints and All Souls, don’t forget that during the Year of Faith there are other opportunities to gain indulgences. I wrote about that HERE.
Nota bene that one of the concessions involves visiting your church or baptistery of baptism and renew your baptismal vows.
“On any day they chose, during the Year of Faith, if they make a pious visit to the baptistery, or other place in which they received the Sacrament of Baptism, and there renew their baptismal promises in any legitimate form.”
First, I supposed “any legitimate” form could in a pinch include the Creed or some profession of faith we use on Holy Saturday or in the Rite of Baptism itself. Easy.
However, what happens if you are a convert, like me?
I was baptized in a Lutheran church. Can I … do I… go there? Can I get the indulgence?
The Apostolic Penitentiary answered a question about this.
You can go to the church where you were received into the embrace of our Holy Mother:
By the way, gaining an indulgence is probably going to involve – for most of us – going to confession. So…
GO TO CONFESSION!