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Monday, December 25, 2017
Indulgences for Praying the Divine Office on Christmas Day
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Lest we forget the spiritual treasures of the Church and the importance Holy Mother Church places on this Sacred day of our Lord's Nativity, here is a reminder of what is contained in the Raccolta.  Let us seek to pray the Divine Office on Christmas and join the Church in triumphant joy:


In order to increase the devotion of all faithful Christians towards the feast of the birthday of our Divine Saviour Jesus Christ, and that they may celebrate it with spiritual profit to their souls, Pope Sixtus V., by his brief, Ut fidelium devotio, dated Oct. 22, 1586, granted the following Indulgences, viz.:

i. The indulgence of 100 years to all those who, being truly penitent, having Confessed and Communicated, shall recite the Divine Office on that day, or assist in person in any church where Matins and Lauds are said;

ii. One hundred years indulgence for the Mass, and the same for first and second Vespers;

iii. The indulgence of forty years for each of the hours of Prime, Tierce, Sext, None, and Compline.

Image: The Nativity by Greg Olsen

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