Indulgences

The Royal Archconfraternity of the Virgin Mother of Beautiful Love, Court of Mary since the first years of its foundation has been favoured with numerous indulgences.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church provides us with, with the words of Paul VI, a precise definition: “Indulgence is the remission before God of the temporal grief for sins, already forgiven as to guilt, that a faithful, willing and fulfilling certain conditions he obtains through the mediation of the Church, which, as the administrator of redemption, distributes and applies with authority the treasure of the satisfactions of Christ and of the saints ”(Catechism, 1471).Thus, a distinction is made between ‘grief’ and ‘guilt’.

Indulgences, far from being a kind of “discount” with respect to the conversion commitment, are rather an aid to a firmer, more generous and radical commitment. This commitment is required in such a way that, to receive the indulgence, the exclusion “of all affection towards any sin, even venial, is required as a condition.” (Enchiridon indulgentiarum, p.25).

Therefore, anyone who thinks that he can receive this gift simply by doing some external activities is mistaken. On the contrary, they are required as an expression and support of the path of conversion. Once this path has been started, it is about taking advantage of the abundance of God’s mercy and the wonderful reality of the communion that Christ has made, indissolubly uniting the Church to himself, as Body and his Bride.

We present the summary of the Indulgences and Graces granted to the Royal Archconfraternity of the Virgin Mother of Beautiful Love, Court of Mary, canonically approved.

Pope. Gregory XVI, by rescript of August 8, 1845, granted:

  • Plenary indulgence to those registered in the Court of Mary
    1. By the act of joining her.
    2. At the hour of her death.
    3. The day of the main celebration of the Court of Mary.
  • Seven years of indulgence and as many quarantines in four festivities indicated by the Ordinary, being designated the festivals of the Conception, Nativity, Annunciation and Assumption of Our Lady.
  • Sixty days of indulgences for each godly work that associates do.
  • Likewise, by another rescript of the same date, he granted plenary indulgence in each of the Masses that are celebrated with the deceased Associates, as if they were celebrated in a privileged Altar; and it also grants, during the celebration of the novena, the indulgences granted to the Jubilee of Forty Hours.

Pope Pius IX, by rescript of July 8, 1846, granted:

  • Plenary indulgence to those enrolled in the Court of Mary who visit once a year, on the day they are lucky, the church where the Queen of All Saints and Mother of Beautiful Love will be their guardian.

And by rescript of January 15, 1847, he granted another plenary indulgence

  • in each of the months of the year to all those registered in the Court of Mary who make a visit to the Blessed Virgin on the day they are lucky, or if they are unable to do so, on another day chosen at their discretion.
  • in each of the seven festivities of the Conception, Nativity, Presentation, Annunciation, Visitation, Purification and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or on some day of the eighth of these festivities, visiting the church where the Court of Mary is established , and three hundred days of indulgence each time they attend the novena held in the aforementioned church.

The Honarable Elmo. Mr. D. Juan María Brunelli, Archbishop of Thessalonica and Apostolic Delegate in the dominions of Spain, on November 10, 1847, granted:

  • Plenary indulgence to all the Associates who visit the title image of said Arch Guild in one of the most solemn festivities
  • 80 days of indulgence to all individuals of said Arch Confraternity who pray a Hail Mary, Salve or ejaculatory prayer before the image of the Blessed Virgin that the Archconfraternity possesses

There are also granted by the Hon. Mr. Archbishop of Toledo on May 23, 1850, for praying a Salve, Hail Mary or verse of the Litany before the titular image, 80 days of indulgence.

And for the Illustrious Bishop of Perpignan for praying one Salve Regina each time, 40 days of indulgence.

There are also granted by the Honorable Mr. Archbishop of Toledo on May 23, 1850, for praying a Salve, Hail Mary or verse of the litany before the titular image, 80 days of indulgence.

And for the Illustrious Bishop of Perpignan every time a Salve Regina is recited, 40 days of indulgence.

Likewise, the following indulgences are granted:

  • For praying the Holy Rosary before the image of the aforementioned Blessed Virgin of Beautiful Love, and in the same way to the Rosaries and Crowns that associates use, 560.
  • For each time that the associates spend each bead of their Rosaries, Crowns or Trisagios making some supplication, 180 days of indulgence.
  • Several Archbishops and Bishops have granted those who join and pray vocally with those associated with the Court of Mary, even if they are not, in order to worship and request protection from our common Benefactor, 640 days of indulgence.
  • To the same associates for encouraging other people to enter the Court of Mary, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For each person who by their diligence is associated, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For any work of mercy that they practice with living or deceased associates, especially to prevent the former from falling into mortal sin or trying to get the fallen to rise from it, 640 days of indulgence.
  • Because the sick in danger confess and receive the Holy Sacraments in time, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For invoking the most holy name of Mary with devotion and respect in any spiritual or bodily time of need, at any time or place, especially if one is heard to blaspheme, or is feared falling into sin, not falling, and at the hour of death, asking for her assistance in that terrible trance, for as many times as they did, if only from the heart, not being able with their mouths, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For forming a Choir, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For doing the monthly draw, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For each lot (I pray on the day assigned to the Associate), 640.
  • For dividing the days in the Choirs, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For each ballot that is delivered (in the initial operation of the Arch Confraternity), 640 days of indulgence.
  • For being careful that no associate leaves the Court of Mary, 640 days of indulgence.
  • Because each one fulfills the visit on their day, 640 days of indulgence.
  • Because each one fulfills the visit on their day, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For each one who does it diligently, 640 days of indulgence.
  • For practicing any work of those that have been granted indulgences in favour of this Arch Confraternity and are not indicated, or are granted during the life of those mentioned, by the Supreme Pontiff, Eminencies, Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Most Excellences, and Illustrious, Sirs, Cardinals, Archbishops and Catholic Bishops, provided that what is said is done at least with a contrite heart and intention to achieve what the Catholic, Apostolic, Roman Church wishes, by granting these indulgences. 640 days of indulgence.