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Monday 2 August 2021

"Repair My House"

S.M.degli.Angeli024After St Francis was asked by Our Lord to, "Go and repair My house which, as you can see, is falling into ruins", he restored several chapels in Assisi, including that of St Mary of the Angels, the Portiuncula or Little Portion.

Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Angels, and so the Portiuncula Indulgence, or Pardon of Assisi may be gained today. This is a plenary indulgence available by visiting any parish church and there devoutly praying for the Holy Father's intentions with a Creed and Our Father, and receiving the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion within a few days.

Here is our parish pilgrimage in 2018, outside the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which enshrines the chapel built by St Francis:

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Today is a good day to pray for the purification and renewal of Christ's Bride, the Church.