Plenary Indulgences for Year of Faith

For the Year of Faith, the Prelate of Opus Dei has established that a plenary indulgence can be gained on specific dates, including November 28, anniversary of the decree by John Paul II erecting the Prelature.


For the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, the Holy Father has convoked a Year of Faith that begins on October 11, 2012 and ends on the solemnity of Christ the King, November 24, 2013.

With the hope that this will be “a good opportunity to usher the whole Church into a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith” ( Motu proprio " Porta fidei ," no. 4), I encourage the faithful of the Prelature to take good advantage of this Year of grace, closely united to the Roman Pontiff and his intentions, and to the Universal Church.

Therefore, taking into account the indications of the Decree of the Sacred Penitentiary dated September 14, 2012

I   E S T A B L I S H:

1. A plenary indulgence can be gained during this Year of Faith, with the conditions set forth in the above-mentioned Decree, by:

a) All those who make a pilgrimage to the Prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace and take part in a sacred ceremony or at least spend some time in prayer there, ending with an Our Father, the Creed and an invocation to our Lady and to St. Josemaría (cf. Decree of the Penitentiary, September 14, 2012, § b).

b) The faithful of the Prelature who, besides praying the Profession of Faith, take part in a solemn Eucharistic celebration in any sacred place on the Solemnities of our Lord and of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the feasts of the Apostles and Patrons of the Prelature (cf. Codex iuris particularis Operis Dei , no. 5), January 9, February 14, April 20, May 2, June 26, July 16, September 14, October 2, and on the upcoming November 28 (cf. Decree of the Penitentiary, September 14, 2012, § c).

c) All the faithful who receive devoutly the Papal Blessing with plenary indulgence that I will impart in the solemn celebration of the feast of St. Josemaria on the upcoming June 26 (cf. Decree of the Penitentiary, September 14, 2012).

2. I grant in the internal forum to the priests of the Prelature who hear confessions in the Prelatic church the faculties in c. 508 §1 of the CIC (cf. Decree of the Penitentiary, September 14, 2012).

Given in Rome, see of the Prelatic Curia, October 11, 2012, on the start of the Year of Faith.