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Peter Law wrote:

Hi, guys —

During the Black Death, John Grandison, the Bishop of Exeter, in England, called for processions and prayers to ask God to take away the plague. He wrote that:

"Each of our parishioners, being in a state of grace, who is present at these processions, celebrates Mass or says other devout prayers and performs other placatory offices for these reasons, we mercifully release 30 days penance."

  • What does it mean to be released from 30 days penance?

Thank you!


  { What does it mean to be released from 30 days of penance? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Peter —

It means that those actions will count the same as thirty days of penance for sins.

Mary Ann
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