FSU Offers Fatima Statue Indulgence Site

STEUBENVILLE — In honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Catholics can now receive a plenary indulgence with a prayerful visit to the statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Franciscan University’s Christ the King Chapel.

Placed in the narthex of Christ the King Chapel, the statue of Our Lady of Fatima must be visited on the 13th of each month until Oct. 13, 2017, to receive the indulgence.

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence “to the pious faithful who visit a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration.”

To gain a plenary indulgence, one must recite an Our Father and the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima’s intercession while praying before the statue.

One must be completely detached from sin and receive the sacrament of confession and the Holy Eucharist within 10 days before or after venerating the statue.

On Franciscan’s campus, the Portiuncula Chapel has also been designated by the Vatican as a place where the faithful can obtain plenary indulgences on any of five occasions yearly since 2009.

Christ the King Chapel is open every day from 6 a.m. to midnight.

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