Enchiridion of Indulgences (1968)

The contents of this document are taken from the Enchiridion of Indulgences given by the 1968 Decree of the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary. Note the norms on indulgences. A convenient summary of which are plenary indulgences are also available here.


  1. Direct, we beg you, O Lord (Actiones nostras)
  2. Acts of the Theological Virtues and of Contrition (Actus virtutum theologalium et contritionis)
  3. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Adoratio Ss.mi Sacramenti)
  4. Hidden God (Adoro te devote)
  5. We have come (Adsumus)
  6. To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)
  7. We give you thanks (Agimus tibi gratias)
  8. Angel of God (Angele Dei)
  9. The Angel of the Lord (Angelus Domini)
  10. Soul of Christ (Anima Christi)
  11. Visit to the Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome (Basilicarum Patriarchalium in Urbe visitatio)
  12. Papal Blessing (Benedictio Papalis)
  13. Visit to a Cemetery (Coemeterii visitatio)
  14. Visit to an early Christian Cemetery or 'catacomb' (Coemeterii veterum christianorum seu 'catacumbae' visitatio)
  15. Act of Spiritual Communion (Communionis spiritualis actus)
  16. I believe in God (Credo in Deum)
  17. Adoration of the Cross (Crucis Adoratio)
  18. Office of the Dead (Defunctorum officium)
  19. Out of the Depths (De profundis)
  20. Christian Doctrine (Doctrina christiana)
  21. Lord God Almighty (Domine, Deus omnipotens)
  22. Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus (En ego, o bone et dulcissime Iesu)
  23. Eucharistic Congress (Eucharisticus conventus)
  24. Hear us (Exaudi nos)
  25. Spiritual Exercises (Exercitia spiritualia)
  26. Most sweet Jesus -- Act of Reparation (Iesu dulcissime - Reparationis actus)
  27. Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer -- Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King (Iesu dulcissime, Redemptor)
  28. The Moment of Death (In articulo mortis)
  29. The Following Litanies (Litaniae) [all with partial indulgences]

the Most Holy Name of Jesus,

the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,

the Most Precious Blood of Jesus,

the Blessed Virgin Mary,

St. Joseph,

All Saints.

  1. Magnificat (Magnificat)
  2. Mary, Mother of Grace (Maria, Mater gratiae)
  3. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary (Memorare, o piissima Virgo Maria)
  4. Have mercy on me (Miserere)
  5. Novena Devotions (Novendiales preces)
  6. Use of Articles of Devotion (Obiectorum pietatis usus)
  7. Little Offices (Officia parva)
  8. Prayer for Sacerdotal or Religious Vocations (Oratio ad sacerdotales vel religiosas vocationes impetrandas)
  9. Mental Prayer (Oratio mentalis)
  10. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff (Oremus pro Pontifice)
  11. O Sacred Banquet (O sacrum convivium)
  12. Assistance at Sacred Preaching (Praedicationis sacrae participatio)
  13. First Communion (Prima Communio)
  14. First Mass of newly-ordained Priests (Prima Missa neosacerdotum)
  15. Prayer for Unity of the Church (Pro unitate Ecclesiae oratio)
  16. Monthly Recollection (Recollectio menstrua)
  17. Eternal Rest (Requiem aeternam)
  18. May it please you, O Lord (Retribuere dignare, Domine)
  19. Recitation of the Marian Rosary (Rosarii marialis recitatio)
  20. Jubilees of Sacerdotal Ordination (Sacerdotalis Ordinationis celebrationes iubilares)
  21. Reading of Sacred Scripture (Sacrae Scripturae lectio)
  22. Hail, holy Queen (Salve, Regina)
  23. Holy Mary, help the helpless (Sancta Maria, succurre miseris)
  24. Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Sancti Apostoli Petre et Paule)
  25. Veneration of the Saints (Sanctorum cultus)
  26. Sign of the Cross (Signum crucis)
  27. A Visit to the Stational Churches of Rome (Stationalium Ecclesiarum Urbis visitatio)
  28. We fly to your Patronage (Sub tuum praesidium)
  29. Diocesan Synod (Synodus dioecesana)
  30. Down in adoration falling (Tantum ergo)
  31. The Te Deum (Te Deum)
  32. Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest (Veni, Creator)
  33. Come, Holy Spirit (Veni, Sancte Spiritus)
  34. Exercise of the Way of the Cross (Viae Crucis exercitium)
  35. Visit, we beg you, O Lord (Visita, quaesumus, Domine)
  36. Visit to the Parochial Church (Visitatio ecclesiae paroecialis)
  37. Visit to a Church or an Altar on the day of its consecration (Visitatio ecclesiae vel altaris die consecrationis)
  38. Visit to a Church or Oratory on All Souls Day (Visitatio ecclesiae vel oratorii in Commemoratione omnium fidelium defunctorum)
  39. Visit to a Church or Oratory of Religious on the Feast of the Holy Founder (Visitatio ecclesiae vel oratorii Religiosorum die festo Sancti Fundatoris)
  40. Pastoral Visitation (Visitatio pastoralis)
  41. Renewal of Baptismal Promises (Votorum baptismalium renovatio)
  42. Portiuncula Indulgence  

Decree of the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary issuing the Enchiridion of Indulgences on 29 June 1968. See also the:

Norms on Indulgences,

Three General Grants of Indulgences


First General Grant

Second General Grant

Third General Grant Foreward

Other Grants of Indulgences

Apostolic Constitution on The Doctrine of Indulgences - 1 January 1967 by pope Paul VI.

Pious Invocations in Use  (Examples in customary use.)

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