8 May Indulgence: Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for 8 May, this day (often right at 1200 noon).  I will recite this before my live-streamed Mass today at Noon CDT.

Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is the first Sunday of October.

With the changes to the concessions for indulgences, according to the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, there is no longer any plenary indulgence for this prayer, notwithstanding anything you might see in some old book or on a website.  For example, if you see something about Pope Leo XIII granting an indulgence, etc., that is null and void now.

However, the new Enchiridion says with concession #17, §3 that Marian prayers obtain a partial indulgence under the condition that the prayer is approved by competent authority and that it is recited with fervor in the state of grace (you don’t need confession and Communion within 20 days, nor must you recite the prayers for the Roman Pontiffs intentions for a partial indulgence)You can receive a partial indulgence, by maintaining this beautiful custom of the Supplication today. 

For more about this, including the prayers, click HERE.  I included background on Bl. Bartolo Longo, a converted Satanic priest! John Paul II beatified Bartolo Longo in 1980.  Some of his writings form the basis of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.

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2 Responses to 8 May Indulgence: Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

  1. Clinton R. says:

    “With the changes to the concessions for indulgences, according to the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, there is no longer any plenary indulgence for this prayer, notwithstanding anything you might see in some old book or on a website. For example, if you see something about Pope Leo XIII granting an indulgence, etc., that is null and void now.”

    How very sad. With a stroke of a pen, indulgences that aided the souls of the faithful are null and void. Why? Just to divorce the Church from any practice that existed pre Vatican II.

  2. Ms. M-S says:

    I think we should all be confident in saying this beautiful prayer and trusting in Mary for whatever reward we should receive. Thanks, Fr. Z!

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