The Gift of Plenary Indulgences
The celebration of the Jubilee Year is not only an extraordinary occasion for benefiting from the great gift of indulgences which the Lord gives us through the Church, but it is also a fitting opportunity to recall the catechesis on indulgences to the attention of the faithful. In general, the gaining of indulgences requires certain prescribed conditions (below, nn. 3, 4), and the performance of certain prescribed works (nn. 8, 9, 10 indicate those specific to the Holy Year).
The faithful, who out of devotion to the Blessed Mother and Our Lord, Jesus Christ, may visit the National Shrine Grotto to gain the following indulgences:
To gain the Plenary Indulgence all pilgrims are requested to: