Friday, May 28, 2010

The Portiuncula Pardon

The Feast of our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula
Holy Mass at Ty Mam Duw and the prayers for the Portiuncula Indulgence

Monday 2 August 2010 6.30

Ty Mam Duw POOR CLARE COLETTINE COMMUNITY, Upper Aston Hall Lane, Hawarden, Deeside CH5 3EN North Wales G.B Email

St Francis wanted to take everyone to heaven!

On this feastday we celebrate the love of the Lord revealed to St Francis by the Mother of God and confirmed by the Church. The Portiuncula was the first poor Church of the Franciscan Order. In Francis’ day, to obtain a plenary Indulgence - the remission of the temporal punishment due to sin - one had to make a longpilgrimage or go on crusade. Francis wanted this beautiful spiritual gift to be available to the poor and the least, and he persuaded Pope Honorius III to grant it to his little Church of Our Lady of the Angels on the day of its consecration. The gift was subsequently extended to all Franciscan Churches

You are so welcome to join us at this joyful Franciscan family occasion. The prayers for the Assisi Pardon, the Plenary Indulgence of the Portiuncula and the celebration of Holy Mass will be preceded from 5.30 by an hour of prayer and chants, during which the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.