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Charles Pershing wrote:

Hi, guys —

To obtain a plenary indulgence for oneself, the sacrament of absolution (Confession) and the Holy Eucharist must precede the prescribed behavior.

  • But . . . if a plenary indulgence is attainable for a soul in Purgatory, (not applicable to oneself), do you still have to receive both sacraments to acquire the plenary indulgence for the release of the soul from Purgatory, (as outlined for one's visit to a cemetery while praying for the release of a soul from the purgatorial state of suffering on the days from November 2nd to November 8th, 2021)?

Please e-mail your answer directly to me,



  { If one does an indulgence for a soul in Purgatory and not oneself, are both sacraments required? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Charles —

Yes, both sacraments must be received.


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