Not much to smile about with Sister Smile…


Interesting review of an interesting movie here (Sister Smile/Soeur Sourie)
on the Catholic Bishop’s website. Not sure what to think, other than to feel very sad for the woman whom the story is about, Jeannine Deckers/Sister Luc Gabriel. I certainly remember that Dominique song from my early childhood.

Well. All Souls Day and all the attached indulgences is coming up. Perhaps we could put the smile back on Soeur Sourie’s face and make a point of seeking an indulgence for her. Sounds like she could do with a bit of beatific vision in her life.

Here are the details:

On All Souls’ Day (2 November) a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and the Creed.

On all the days from 1 November to 8 November inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray even if only mentally for the departed.

Conditions for both indulgences are:

1. Only one plenary indulgence can be granted per day.
2. It is necessary to be in the state of grace, at least by completion of the work.
3. Freedom from attachment to sin, even venial sin, is necessary; otherwise the indulgence is only partial. (By this is meant attachment to a particular sin, not sin in general.)
4. Holy Communion must be received each time the indulgence is sought.
5. Prayers must he recited for the intentions of the Holy Father on each day the indulgence is sought. (No particular prayers are prescribed.) One Our Father and one Hail Mary suffice, or other suitable prayers.
6. A sacramental confession must be made within a week of completion of the prescribed work. (One confession made during the week, made with the intention of gaining all the indulgences, suffices.)

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3 Responses to Not much to smile about with Sister Smile…

  1. Schütz says:

    I just realised what an irony it is that I posted on Indulgences on Reformation Day – or even more, on the 10th Anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. What a hoot.

    Tonight, in Brisbane, we will be joining our Lutheran (AND Uniting) brothers and sisters for a good rousing rendition of “A Mighty Fortress” at St Peter’s College Chapel in Indooroopilly at 5:30pm if anyone in Brisbane want to join us!

  2. picric says:

    I do love it when a man knows the correct meaning of mutatis mutandis and accordingly uses it correctly. Verbum caro factum est.


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