Port-Gentil, 04 February, 2021 / 9:54 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Gabon’s Diocese of Port-Gentil has issued pastoral orientations to guide the people of God in the Ecclesiastical See throughout the Year dedicated to St. Joseph.
In a letter addressed to Catholics in all Parishes of the Diocese, Christians and people of goodwill, Bishop Eusebius Chinekezi Ogbonna Managwu says, “The Jubilee of St. Joseph is to be celebrated in all the parishes of the Diocese of Port-Gentil with a number of activities including prayers, conferences, prayer to St. Joseph, rosary to St. Joseph, Litany to St. Joseph, Novena to St. Joseph, a pilgrimage to St. Joseph Parish in Omboué.”
“For this purpose, plenary indulgences will be granted until December 8, 2021 to all those who meet the usual conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the Pope's intentions,” Bishop Ogbonna adds in the February 3 letter obtained by ACI Africa.
He continues, “The faithful, by participating in the Year of St. Joseph with a soul detached from all sin, will be able to obtain the indulgence through various modalities that the Penitentiary enumerates in the decree.”
“Those who meditate for at least thirty minutes on the prayer of the Our Father, or who participate in a spiritual retreat even for a day, which includes a meditation on St. Joseph, will be able to benefit from this special gift,” Bishop Ogbonna adds.