Jubilee of Mercy: Did you Know?

From the Office of Evangelization:

As part of the ongoing promotion of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Office of Evangelization would like to catechize and further explain the Jubilee Indulgence.

The Indulgence can be obtained by walking through the Holy Door at St. Louis Cathedral, or by visiting the other specially designated pilgrimage sites listed below. In addition to a pilgrimage, the Jubilee Indulgence may also be obtained through participating in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Whether one walks through the Holy Door, goes on pilgrimage, or participates in a Work of Mercy, it is necessary to receive Holy Communion, participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and pray for the Holy Father within three days to receive the grace of the indulgence.

For the sick and those unable to participate in a pilgrimage or Work of Mercy, Pope Francis has granted the ability to obtain the same Jubilee Indulgence by receiving Holy Communion or participating in Mass through various means of communication (TV – WLAE Sunday 11:00 AM/Radio – 690AM Sunday 11:00 AM). Lastly, Pope Francis granted the Jubilee Indulgence to prisoners, stating that they can receive the indulgence in their prison chapels.

In the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Archbishop Aymond has designated the following Churches as Jubilee Pilgrimage Sites:

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis King of France

(the only Holy Door)

National Votive Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine of the Vietnamese Holy Martyrs

St. Jude Shrine

National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

St. Joseph Church and Shrine on the Westbank

St. Joseph Abbey

Divine Mercy Parish

St. Ann Church and Shrine