Camino Plenary Indulgence

The Camino Plenary Indulgence

You can get the Camino Plenary Indulgence (also known as “The Jubilee”), by walking the Camino’s last 100km or Cycling the Camino’s last 200km to Santiago de Compostela. The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession). An Indulgence is the complete remission of all temporal punishment (time spent in purgatory) up to that point in a person’s life. Individuals can gain Plenary Indulgences for themselves and also for the deceased.

Camino Plenary Indulgence
Camino Plenary Indulgence

To gain Plenary Indulgence, individuals must:

  • Visit the Cathedral of Santiago, where the Tomb of Saint James the Great lies.
  • Say a prayer: at least the Apostle’s Creed, the Our Father and a prayer for the intentions of the Pope. It is also recommended that the individual attend Mass.
  • Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (go to confession) and Eucharist (go to communion) within the 15 days before or after the visit to the Cathedral.

Indulgences can be gained at other times in the year through the performance of other acts of devotion. These are outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

You can get Camino Plenary indulgence by taking the following Camino de Santiago routes:

For more information about the Camino de Santiago, please visit our blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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