Pope Pius VII., by a Rescript and subsequent decree dated April
18, 1809, of his Eminence the Pro-Vicar (kept in the Segretaria of his
i. An indulgence of 300 days to all Christians every time that, praying for the faithful in their agony, they shall say, with contrite heart and with devotion, three Pater noster’s in remembrance of the Passion and Agony of Jesus Christ, and three Ave Maria's in memory of the bitter sorrows undergone by most holy Mary whilst assisting at the agony of her beloved Son Jesus.
ii. A plenary indulgence and remission of all sins to those who shall practise this pious exercise once a day at least for an entire month to be gained on any one day at the month when, after Confession and Communion, they shall pray according to the mind of the Sovereign Pontiff. These Indulgences may be also applied to the souls in purgatory.
For this devout exercise, and the notices respecting the Indulgences attached to it, see above.
For the prayer and Indulgences, see above.
In order to animate the faithful to pray many times a day for
those who are in their agony, thereby to obtain for them the aid of divine
grace, the Sovereign Pontiff Pius IX,, by a Rescript dated from Portici near
Naples, Feb. 2, 1850, granted -
i. An indulgence of 100 days every time the following prayer is said with contrite heart and devotion.
ii. A plenary indulgence to those who shall say it at least three times a day, for a mouth together, at three distinct intervals, to be gained on that day when, after Confession and Communion, they shall visit a church or public oratory, and pray there for a time according to the mind of His Holiness.
O clementissime Jesu, amator animarum; obsecro Te per agoniam cordis tui sanctissimi, et per dolores Matris tuae immaculatae, lava in sanguine tuo peccatores totius mundi, nunc positos in agonia et hodie morituros. Amen.
Cor Jesu in agonia factum, miserere morientium.
O most merciful Jesus, Lover of souls; I pray Thee by the agony of Thy most sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother, cleanse in Thine own Blood the sinners of the whole world who are now in their agony amid are to die this day. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, pity the dying.
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