Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy, offering an
opportunity for Catholics to receive a plenary indulgence during
this special time.
This is a time for the Church to rediscover the meaning of
the mission entrusted to her by the Lord on the day of Easter: to
be a sign and an instrument of the Father's mercy," the pope
Plenary Indulgence for Jubilee Year of
Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR, designated Saint
Meinrad's Archabbey Church as one of two churches in the
archdiocese that Catholics may visit to receive a plenary
indulgence established by the Holy See for the jubilee year.
To receive an indulgence during the Jubilee Year of Mercy:
Pass through the doors of mercy of the pilgrimage church.
Make a profession of faith in the church (either the Apostles'
or Nicene Creed).
Pray for the pope's intentions and the pope himself.
Meditate on mercy while receiving Communion during a period 20
days before or after visiting the pilgrimage church.
Participate in the sacrament of penance during a period 20 days
before or after visiting the pilgrimage church.
The Holy Door at Saint Meinrad's Archabbey Church is the
northernmost door of the main entrance. It is distinguished by
artwork created by Saint Meinrad monk Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB.
His design features five glass panels that form the shape of a
cross in the door's window panes. The top panel depicts Pope
Francis' coat of arms and the central panel shows the Lamb of God.
The other panels are angels looking toward the center panel.
Prayer and Mass Times in the Archabbey
Guests are welcome to join the monks for prayer and Mass in the