Forty Hours Reminder & St. Philip Indulgence

Posted on March 11, 2022 View all news

Just a reminder that Forty Hours begins tonight, Friday, March 11, with Solemn Mass at 6:30 p.m. Adoration will continue through the night until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 12. Exposition will resume at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and conclude with our closing rites at 3:30 p.m.

If you are present between 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on any day of Forty Hours, please be sure to have a parking pass on your dashboard. These can be found by the side door of the church if you do not have one.

A reception will be held in Fr. Felten Hall after the closing. Please join us!

Also, from March 12, 2022 until March 12, 2023, a Plenary Indulgence opportunity is being offered to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of St. Philip Canonization.

On March 12, 1622, Pope Gregory XV canonized St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, St. Isidore the Farmer, the Carmelite Sisters beloved founder St. Teresa of Jesus and the Oratory’s own beloved founder St. Philip Neri. As the Romans put it, the Pope canonized four Spaniards and a saint. Tomorrow is the 400th anniversary of this momentous event. To celebrate this occasion, the Holy See has conceded to all churches of the Oratory across the world the grant of a Plenary indulgence daily for one year to those who venerate the relic of St. Philip Neri in one of our churches. In addition to the usual conditions for an indulgence, this Plenary Indulgence must also include the recitation of the Creed and the Our Father, along with devote invocations to the Blessed Virgin and St. Philip.

For a period of time, we will have in the Sanctuary here the reliquary bust of St. Philip Neri on display for veneration, along with relics of St. Teresa of Jesus, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and St. Francis Xavier. A more permanent place in Church will be found to host a relic of St. Philip for this jubilee year to gain the indulgence. Other celebratory events will be added throughout the year.