Conditions to Receive an Indulgence
The Jubilee Year Indulgence is a plenary indulgence and can be sought once a day for one's self or for the souls of the deceased. The Church’s usual conditions for gaining an indulgence apply in connection with the Jubilee Indulgence. A plenary indulgence can be gained only once a day. In order to obtain it, the faithful must:
- Be in a state of grace (free from mortal sin);
- Have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin; striving to avoid venial sin;
- Have sacramentally confessed their sins (either 20 days prior or following the indulgenced act). One sacramental Confession suffices for several plenary indulgences.
- Receive Holy Communion on the same day the indulgence is sought. Preferably, this reception will be while participating in Holy Mass; and
- Pray for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff; prayer for the Pope's intentions is left to the choice of the faithful, but an "Our Father" and a "Hail Mary" are suggested. It is preferable that the prayer for the Pope's intentions be said on the same day as the indulgenced act.