1953-Pope-Pius-XII-Plenary-Indulgence-Original-Mounted-Vatican-on parchment-signed.

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1953-Pope-Pius-XII-Plenary-Indulgence-Original-Mounted-Vatican-on-sheepskin-signed

A scan in 600 dpi of an 1953 Indulgence for the Slasick family.
I bought this framed in the art of the 1550s for $10 dollars at the Salvation Army Store.
written Latin, signed by the Pope-Pius-XII secretary.
I expect the family paid a whole lot more $ for this to gild the Church being faithful;
In certainty for Grandads forgiveness. For that reason may God intervene. Amen as God wills.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV A faithful man will abound with blessings,
but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

By definition, ----An indulgence is the remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain defined conditions through the Church’s help when, as Minister of Redemption, she dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfaction won by Christ and the saints” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1471, citing the apostolic constitution, No. 1).

Since sin has a communal dimension, i.e., sin affects the whole body of the church, salvation also has a communal dimension. This is why we pray for each other’s intentions at Mass or privately. From the earliest days of the church, individuals have offered prayers and good works for the salvation of sinners. In those times, absolution was not granted until both confession and penance had been performed (and the penances were very lengthy in duration, even lasting months). Consequently, penitents would ask martyrs facing death for aid (to offer their sufferings for the atonement of the penitents’ sins) so that full reconciliation with the church and re-admission to the sacraments could be obtained more speedily. When a martyr fulfilled this request, the church recognized this charitable act as satisfying the prescribed penance and thereupon granted absolution.
Salvation also has a communal dimension?---Saved by the community of the church not individual merit.?
How conveniently earned. Will Grace still abound?

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