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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul

 Father Z observes:

 Today we observe the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul. The  Norms of the Church say this:

St. Paul and St. Peter, by El Greco

N.17. The faithful who use with devotion an "object of piety" (crucifix, cross, rosary, scapular or medal) properly blessed by any priest, can acquire a partial indulgence. But if this "object of piety" is blessed by the Supreme Pontiff or any bishop, the faithful who use it devoutly can also acquire a plenary indulgence on the feast of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, provided they also make a profession of faith using any legitimate formula.

An explanation of indulgences can be found here.