Friday, July 8, 2011

More Prayers!

Last weekend in my homily I spoke about a large book of prayers and have since received several phone calls and emails asking for more information on it. The book is called the "Raccolta" and can be purchased from the publishers HERE. The book is from the 1950's and was the official book of indulgences - so for each prayer there is detailed the indulgence that was formerly attached to that prayer. With the revision of indulgences around the time of the Second Vatican Council, most of the indulgences noted are no longer in effect. However, the prayers are still beautiful and can certainly help to nourish our spiritual life. Tangentially, if you would like more information on the current 'Manual for Indulgences' which details how to attain indulgences and what prayers gain you indulgences, you can look HERE.