Monday, December 21, 2015

Dominican Tertiary Indulgence Alert

Dominican Tertiaries (Lay Dominicans) are reminded that a plenary indulgence may be acquired, provided the usual conditions (confession, Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff) are properly fulfilled, who make or renew, at least privately, the promise to faithfully observe the statutes of the Third Order (Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic) on the upcoming Feasts of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ on December 25.

What a wonderful Christmas gift for the soul of a loved one in Purgatory, or perhaps for a deceased Dominican!

The complete list of days when the plenary indulgence may be obtained, can be found here, at the Australian Province Website.


  1. Regarding confession: is there a 'window' before and after Christmas that fulfils the obligation. eg 2 days either side etc?

    1. Stephen: Thank you for your question. The orthodox and reliable sources that I have read seem to agree that the Confession may have been up to 8-10 days before or after the date of fulfilling the requirements for the indulgence.

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  4. Ah, thank you. It is likely that I will go to Confession on Christmas Eve anyway but that is nice to know. God bless.